On Thursday 19th December our Kingstanding branch held their Christmas party joint with their Carer Awards ceremony. They had a lovely day and many care staff attended bringing gifts for the office staff. There was food catering for all cultures and music. There was laughter, lots of fun and even a few tears as the nominations were read out as everyone was bursting with joy for the wonderful care staff.
Nomination forms were sent to service users and there were over 50 nominations. The care staff were awarded a certificate, selection box and Christmas card. Here are some of the nominations:
Landford Penderley wanted to nominate his carer George Gordan, he said “George always shows me compassion and knows my needs before I even say anything, I look forward to seeing him as we have lots of conversations, he works around my hospital appointments, when I was having toileting issues he made me feel comfortable and not ashamed of having to wear a pad, he has encourage me to take short walks in the garden and made me a lot more independent, I did not want care staff in my home but I think I have excellent care staff, especially George.”
Anthony Billiard said about his carer Havel Powell “Havel is the best carer I have ever had, he shows professionalism in his job and his care is second to none, he is pleasant and nothing is too much trouble, I cannot praise him high enough for the care and dedication he shows, if you lost him it would be a great loss to Sevacare, 2 words sum him up, Outstanding and Brilliant.”
Rahmat Ullah’s son said his dads carer Dinal Islam “has been exceptional with the level of care provided, my father is very difficult and he has never complained or showed any sign of unprofessionalism, it Is safe to say he is part of our extended family.”
Many service users nominated Safayah Begum. Pauline Linthwaite’s daughter said “Mum was reluctant to have care and the whole family were worried, how wrong were we! Safayah has become a huge part of my mum’s life and she tells her she is not a carer, she is her friend. They have a wonderful relationship and Safayah shows genuine care and concern, even visiting mum in the hospital. She shows mum dignity, and nothing is too much trouble, we have all grown to love her.”
Diane Shread said Safayah “is a diamond in the making, has the patience of a saint and there is nothing she wouldn’t do, her duty knows no bounds, she helps me to face each day with a smile and determination to succeed whatever the goal, she has a smile on her face that brightens my day.”
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