Bluebird Care has marked Carers Week by celebrating exceptional team members from across their franchises up and down the country.
Carers Week is a yearly campaign that seeks to recognise the contribution unpaid Carers make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year, with the focus of the week around ‘Making caring visible and valued’, special team members at different branches of the home care provider throughout the country have been showcased for their fantastic work over the years.
Bluebird Care Stafford have celebrated Louise Brown, who has given over a decade of service in providing care to Bluebird Care customer’s homes. Whether it be visiting her ‘little fish & chip queen’ Patti or attending the 100th birthday of a customer, Louise has countless stories to tell about the people who matter most to her. Louise has been with the Stafford franchise since its inception in 2010 because she truly loves her job, the colleagues she works with, and the customers she has cared for along the way.
In Edinburgh, Bluebird Care have celebrated Mei. After training as a qualified nurse in China, further examinations in the United Kingdom meant she opted to become a Care Assistant instead. Having had had eight years of experience working in care homes previously, Mei is well placed in saying she prefers operating in home care. She believes it leaves both her and her customer more satisfied: Mei with her strong sense of achievement, and the customer with a more personalised and comfortable care regime.
At Bluebird Care Shropshire, two exceptional members of the team have been celebrated: Kirsty Holland and Ann Hardman. With a wealth of experience, and the personalities to match, they are highly regarded and loved members of the team. Kirsty has been a team member at Bluebird Care Shropshire for over 9 years. At the age of 21 she suffered a stroke. Inspired by her own experience, she was driven to more personal care. At the age of 50, Ann decided to join the social care sector. Now, after over 10 years, Ann Hardman continues to provide exceptional support to her customers, often going above and beyond what is expected.
Whether it be Norwich and North Norfolk, Stafford, Lincoln or Waltham Forest, countless other Bluebird Care locations have celebrated their devoted long-term care assistants this week.
Speaking of their efforts during Carers Week, Katy Falconer, Head of People at Bluebird Care, said:
Carers up and down the country are so often undervalued, unappreciated and overlooked. Carers Week has given Bluebird Care, and hopefully the country, the opportunity to reflect and express gratitude to those in the sector. We cannot thank our wonderful carers enough for the years of service they have provided to our customers.
The last 18 months have been particularly difficult with the Covid-19 global pandemic, but for none more than our carers. However, the fact our service levels have remained high is a testament to the very people we are celebrating this week. Thank you.