Life as a Carer during Covid-19

Just one of the things the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light, is how reliant our society is on key workers. The doctors, nurses, carers, supermarket workers, bin men and many more! Without these people, working on the front line, for the health and wellbeing of us all, we wouldn’t have been able to live our lives and control the spread of infection.

As we all know, the virus affects the most vulnerable in our society, which means that our care workers were battling, right from the very beginning, to keep our residents safe. We’ve all had to pull together and work as a team, especially during the times when lives were lost. But the experience of our staff, and the solidarity shown, has also saved lives, and we are currently Covid-19 free in all our homes.

This hard work has meant that we have been able to reintroduce limited visiting for our families, which has been uplifting for everyone. The words of encouragement and support from our residents, their families and the wider community has certainly helped us during this uncertain time. And, with the spotlight firmly on the vital job carers do, we wanted to share with you what the experience has been like for some of the dedicated people who work for us.

 

Tracy Ruddock – Deputy Manager of Meadway Court

“I have worked in care for the last 34 years and have never been as proud as I am right now. It has been a pleasure to work alongside my colleagues at a time like this and witness how much we have all pulled together. The community have really gotten behind us by providing meals for the staff, donations of PPE, gifts of chocolate, biscuits and various other items.”

 

Lisa Quinn – Head Housekeeper of Meadway Court

“All of the staff have always gotten on well here at Meadway Court, but I feel during these current times of Covid-19 we have truly become a family and really pulled together. It has been hard, but we have gotten through it because of the support we have given each other, there is nowhere else I’d rather work. Borough Care have supported us massively”.

 

Michaela Sutton – Care Assistant

“I am very proud to be a carer at Meadway. The Care Team, Senior Carers, Deputy Manager, Manager, Housekeeper and Cook all make me very proud to be part of the team. I would like to thank them all for all their hard work and dedication to their jobs during this time. Also, a big thank you to the community for their continued support and generosity to us all. They have donated PPE, food and meals, it has given us an extra boost and we feel so much more appreciated for the job we do.”

 

Anthony Norgrove – General Assistant (employed to provide extra support during Covid-19 pandemic)

“I usually work as a driving instructor, but during the Covid-19 pandemic I really wanted to do my bit to help in the crisis and have always loved caring for people. My time at Meadway Court has been great, and I have really enjoyed my busy role. The people have been, without exception, lovely to work with.

“The staff are genuinely really caring people, that constantly, and without being asked to, go the extra mile to care for the residents. The residents receive the best possible care, and the home always runs smoothly, and is immaculately kept at all times. It’s been a really pleasant eye opener that people can rally around at these difficult times, with such a professional and caring manner, that also reduces the risk of spread of Covid-19.”

 

Working in care is more than just a job. Your actions can change someone’s life for the better, every single day. Having a friendly, patient and caring nature is the most important thing – for everything else there’s training. We believe that with the right support and guidance, choosing a career in care can be the best decision you’ll ever make.

If you’ve been inspired by the incredible people that work for us already, and you want to work for a company that recognises potential and rewards hard work, then head over to our Work With Us page and find out more about working for Borough Care.

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