A care home in Pulborough, West Sussex, has celebrated its 15th anniversary by hosting a party for residents, staff and relatives.
Hillside Lodge, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, marked the big occasion by hosting a buffet lunch for residents, staff and relatives. Local dignitaries were also invited, including Andrew Griffiths, MP for Arundel and South Downs, councillor Kate Rowbottom, chair for Horsham District Council and councillor Charlotte Kenyon.
All staff were handed a certificate and box of chocolates to say thank you for all their hard work during the Covid pandemic, while some were also recognised for their long service, spanning from five to more than 30 years working for Shaw.
Special recognition was given to team leader, Sue Crabb, who joined the Hillside Lodge team when it first opened in 2007. Sue, who has achieved her level 3 NVQ in health and social care, baked the celebratory cake for all guests to enjoy.
Other staff commemorated included nurse Leah Dondo, who marked 15 years with Shaw.
Theresa Shell, the home manager, said:
“The team here work tirelessly to provide the highest standard of care for our residents, so it is important to take a moment to step back and reflect on their achievements.
“These last two years have been the most challenging and how we got through it is testament to the wonderful staff here.”