Staff and Residents at an Ixworth care home have been celebrating ahead of Siblings Day this weekend, with their care worker team of six sisters!
The Beeches Residential Home has a strong workforce made up of three sets of sibling sisters, who have worked at the home for many years.
Bev Shave, Deputy Home Manager at The Beeches has been at the home for sixteen years, along with her sister, Tina Allen, who has been at the home as a care assistant for four years.
Melanie and Marcia Anness, Care assistants, have been at the home for three and four years.
Natasha Walpole, has been at the home for eight years, along with her sister, Reba Walpole, who has been at the home for four years.
Bev Shave said: “It is so lovely to have so many siblings, including my own sister, working together at The Beeches. We have a lovely atmosphere here filled with committed, hardworking and dedicated care staff which is made even more special by family connections within the home.”
National Siblings Day serves to celebrate and recognise the importance of brothers and sisters. The bonds and relationships between brothers and sisters are unlike any other as it is usually a person’s longest relationship over a lifetime.
Bev continued: “The residents here at The Beeches very much enjoy chatting to the care assistants about their sibling relations and it’s always a great topic of discussion!”
The Beeches also have two sets of Mothers and Daughters. Senior Carer, Karen Lonergan, who has been at the home for five years, and Katelyn Lonergan, her daughter, has been at the home for two years.
Senior carer, Laura Jackson, has also been at the home for twelve years, and her Mother, Louise Applin, who has been at the home for eighteen years
As a specialist care home with a team of dedicated care staff, The Beeches provide around the clock care for residents.