Durham Care Home Residents ‘Grateful’ After Colleague Wins ‘Kindness In Care’ Award

A special Colleague at HC-One’s Melbury Court in Durham has recently been awarded a HC-One ‘Kindness in Care’ award for diversity in her role and showing Residents what kind care really means.

Catherine Murray, Melbury Court’s Senior Home Administrator, recently got awarded a kindness in care award for diversity in her role and showing the greatest kindness in care.

Catherine has kindly taken time out of her busy work schedule over the last couple of months to facilitate the Residents in their hairdressing needs. Residents have been missing out on having a regular haircut and blow dry due to the coronavirus, so Catherine utilised her hairdressing skills to give Residents a spruce up.

Award winner Catherine Murray said:” I get a lot of pleasure taking time away from my desk and spending time with Residents.”

Melbury Court Residents couldn’t have been happier to have their locks groomed after struggling to keep it tidy over the lock down.

One Melbury Court Resident said: “We love that Catherine takes time out of her day to come and spend time with us and cut our hair.”

“We are so grateful.”

Most Residents are having regular cuts by Catherine now and are loving it. She was even doing the staff’s hair during the worst of the lock down.

Melbury Court Home Manager Hazel Southern said: “Catherine has shown real diversity in her role by offering to do this regularly for the Residents. I couldn’t be happier.”


















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