A team of care workers is celebrating this month after discovering that between them, they have over 100 years of service, working with the same company.
The team of seven Managers and Care Workers have worked for Radis Community Care, providing care and support in the home across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire for decades. Sara Haigh, Kim Rause, Kathy Illsley, Tracy Lowe, Claire Hall, Charlotte Hunter and Lisa Crane have all worked for Radis for at least eight years.
Lisa Crane has worked with Radis for 16 years, starting as a Care Worker in 2005 and working her way up to Registered Manager of Clarence Park Village in Malvern and she’s also the Support Manager for the area. She told us:
‘When I first started at Radis, I had no idea I would still be with the same company all these years later. I love my job; my team and I are delivering vital care and support both in the community and here at Clarence Park. We get so much satisfaction from knowing that we’re making a difference to people’s lives every day.’
Sara Haigh has been a Support Worker with Radis for 14 years and works alongside Lisa at Clarence Park, she told us:
‘100 years is a long time and it’s testament to how much I love my job and the company. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to support many clients who are over 100, so to have collectively reached that milestone makes me really proud. The job is perfect for me because I’m making a difference in my community but I’m able to fit my working hours around my children.’
In their time working together, the team have walked for miles through snow to reach some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. They’ve been supported by the emergency services to reach clients by boat in the floods and of course battled through the coronavirus pandemic.
‘We all love what we do but we are also a really tight knit team – of course we support our clients, but we also support each other to make sure we’re always delivering top quality care. Here’s to the next 100 years!’