Announcing Good Oaks’ Home Carer of the Year 2014…

– Take a look at all our Home Carers of the Month for the past year –

Each month, we announce which one of our dedicated home carers is Carer of the Month and every December we announce the Good Oaks Carer of the Year award winner.

These titles recognise the commitment that our talented staff show towards providing the highest quality home care, often by going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our service users are safe and well in their homes.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our home carers for their hard work throughout 2014 –  all of whom help us to provide the best possible care at home for our service users.

Without further ado, our Carer of the Year for 2014 is… Jacqui!

A big well done to Jacqui. As well as winning Carer of the Month in April, Jacqui has been consistently amazing over the year, mentoring new starters and providing first class care for her clients all year. She is constantly in high demand, and really epitomises everything we are doing here at Good Oaks Home Care.

A big well done also to all our fantastic Carers of the Month. Here they are…

January 2014 – Monika

Well done Monika – our Carer of the Month for January. Monika has been a real asset to our team since she joined. Her caring nature and attention to detail means that she’s always in demand. Although Monika hadn’t worked in Home Care before, she’s adapted very well, and we are delighted to present her with this award. Thank you Monika!

February 2014 – Jen

Congratulations to Jen, who was February’s Carer of the Month. Jen always receives glowing reports from our clients, who say she’s really helpful, kind and competent. She won the award in February  because she’s been a real help to our new starters, who shadowed her as part of their induction. Well done Jen!

March 2014 – Miryam

Congratulations to Miryam, who was our Carer of the Month for March. Miryam regularly receives fantastic feedback from our service users, who describe her as a very considerate and professional person who really makes a big difference to their lives. Miryam juggles the school run for her three children and her work so well – it’s very impressive. Well done Miryam!

April 2014 – Jacqui

A big thank you to Jacqui, was our Carer of the Month for April. Since joining Good Oaks, Jacqui has worked tirelessly for our clients and has been a huge help to new starters. She provides new staff with a fantastic role model. Keep up the good work, Jacqui.

 May 2014 – Clare

Clare was our Carer of the Month for May. Her colleagues and our service users always comment on her bright and sunny attitude that really rubs off on everyone she meets! Clare is juggling working for Good Oaks Home Care with studying to be a nurse and is a real asset to the team. Thank you Clare.

June 2014 – Tamara

Tamara was our Carer of the Month for June. New to the care sector, Tamara has gone from strength to strength. She has told us that she is really enjoying her new career and it shows! Tamara recently started a QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care, and was recently promoted to Team Leader, where she helps with supervisions and spot-checks, and is responsible for her team of 10 carers. Well done Tamara.

 July 2014 – Katie

Our Carer of the Month for July was Katie. Katie works as a Home Carer for Good Oaks part time, whilst also studying at Bournemouth University. She has been brilliant in covering extra calls when asked, and is a very reliable and conscientious member of the team. Thank you Katie!

August 2014 – Sandra

Sandra was our Carer of the Month for August. Having worked in the care sector in Finland and Australia, as well as the UK, Sandra brings a wealth of experience to our home care team in Bournemouth. She shows real attention to detail with her work, and is always working on ways to improve the home care we provide our clients. Sandra was recently promoted to the position of Team Leader at Good Oaks Home Care. Well done, Sandra!

 September 2014 – Chloe

Our Carer of the Month for September was Chloe, who works part-time as a Home Carer for us. Chloe juggles her work with us whilst also building up her Hairdressing Business, which you can read more about here. Chloe is a hard-working, valued member of the Good Oaks team and is regularly asked after by our service users. She has been known to treat our service users to a haircut in the comfort of their own home, which makes them feel really special. She also offers Good Oaks Home Care’s staff 50% off her hairdressing services too, which we all appreciate!

October 2014 – Sue

Sue was our Carer of the Month for October. She joined Good Oaks Home Care in the summer after her friend had joined us and told her how nice we all are, and has hit the ground running. Sue’s very popular with all our staff and always has a smile on her face. She gives service users brilliant continuity of care by working lots of varied shifts, and we rely on her a lot. Thank you for your hard work, Sue.

November 2014 – Rachel

Our Carer of the Month for November was Rachel. Rachel works as a Home Carer in Broadstone and balances the work she does for us around looking after her family. Rachel regularly stays with service users longer than planned so she can make sure absolutely everything is done and is able to give her service users the companionship that really makes a big difference to their lives. Despite being a very busy mum she always finds time to make our service users feel special – we don’t know how she does it sometimes! Well done, Rachel.