Six staff members at Greenacres have been celebrating ten years of loyal service at the Meltham care home in Huddersfield.
The group join 12 other individuals marking a decade with Ideal Carehomes, totalling a combined 180 years, at the care providers other Yorkshire homes which also opened in 2010: Lydgate Lodge in Batley and Ashworth Grange in Dewsbury.
To thank the staff for their commitment and dedication, regional director, Debbie Campey, presented each of the six team members with a handmade keepsake card featuring a watercolour portrait of the home, high street shopping vouchers, a bunch of flowers and an invitation to an exclusive lunch with Ideal Carehomes’ directors that will take place once safe to do so.
The home has also created a commemorative ‘Hall of Fame’ artwork piece for the reception area to showcase the names of the long serving individuals in their team.
This year’s team marking their ten year anniversary includes, kitchen manager Adele Pumford, cook Angela Maxwell, care assistants Aniela Pilarski and Jane Fox, senior care assistant Julie France and head housekeeper Karen Strickland.
Care Assistant Aniela Pilarski said: “I am so proud of everything me and the team at Greenacres have achieved over the past ten years. I have met some of the most remarkable people through my work, both residents and colleagues and for that I am forever grateful to my career in the care industry.
“So much has changed in the world since my first day at Greenacres, especially over the last couple of months. However, the pride I have for my work has never altered. I love working in care and honestly cannot think of another career that would be as rewarding.”
Resident Olga Balmford, said: “The team at Greenacres are fantastic and it’s wonderful to see some of the original staff team be rewarded on their tenth anniversary. No matter what part of the home the team work in, they are all united by one common theme and that is that nothing it too much trouble for their residents! I am very proud of them all and I know the rest of the residents feel the same way too.”
Ideal Carehomes director Stacey Linn said: “I would like to thank each one of our brilliant Greenacres staff for their loyalty and dedication to their roles at Ideal Carehomes. We sincerely appreciate your hard work and efforts year after year. – again, congratulations on achieving this milestone anniversary with us!”