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Northamptonshire Care Staff Recognized for Long Service

A Wellingborough care home has hosted a celebration to show thanks to staff and recognise a combined total of 224 years of service.

Amongst the guests who gathered at Lancum House care home to thank staff for their hard work and commitment were the mayor, councillor Jon Ekins, councillor Ken Harrington, and staff from Northampton County Council. The event, which saw colleagues with more than five years’ service presented with a certificate and gift, was also attended by CEO of Shaw healthcare, Russell Brown.

There was a special mention for support worker, Kay Perkins, who has worked at Lancum for 36 years having transferred to Shaw from the local council in 2004. Her family also attended the event, including baby Freddie, Kay’s grandson, who has been a frequent visitor to the home and is a very popular guest with other residents.

Service manager of the Shaw healthcare-operated home, Alysha Coleman, commented:
“I am so proud of my team here at Lancum House and delighted to see them recognised for their dedication to the home and our residents. It has been wonderful to celebrate with everyone today and thank the employees for what they do.”

Another special mention was given to activity champion, Jackie Stapleton, who has been instrumental in introducing ‘Famielo’ – a magazine for care homes. Families who have signed up now receive a gazette every Monday featuring news and pictures of their loved ones.