Care workers have been recognised for their support and commitment to Surrey residents.
They were celebrated at an event held this week to mark Professional Care Workers Day. Testimonials from care homes and other care providers were read out highlighting the exceptional dedication of care workers to the vulnerable people they support.
One care worker had “taken to care work very well” having been a head chef for many years. It was said that “residents and family ask for him in particular because he always has a smile and bounces with energy”.
Another care worker is a qualified reflexologist who “volunteers on her days off to offer residents complimentary therapies which they very much enjoy”.
The event was staged in Runnymede by Surrey County Council’s local adult social care team. A third testimonial shared at the event read: “Her warm, caring and loving personality has led her to enjoy a fantastic relationship with residents and their families. Her work ethic is also outstanding and we wonder what we would do without her.”
A fourth read: “She enjoys caring for people and always wanted to do something that makes a difference to people’s lives. Now all her customers compliment her and look forward to her returning when she is away.”
In Surrey, around 22,500 care workers support more than 30,000 residents. Their care and dedication helps keep people safe, well and independent, often enabling them to stay in their homes for longer.
Sinead Mooney, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Public Health, said: “Care workers make a positive difference to so many lives and I’d like to thank them for their commitment to Surrey’s residents day in, day out. I hope more people will consider a career doing this vital work.”
There are lots of opportunities in Surrey to start a career in care. Visit the Adult Social Care careers webpage to find out more.