We recently got together over tea and nibbles to say goodbye to our fantastic Home Care Assistant, Marie as we wished her good luck and a happy and fulfilling journey into the next chapter of her life, retirement.
Why Marie Got Into Care
Prior to working in the Health and Social care sector, Marie had mainly worked in factories, it wasn’t until having her children, 30 years ago that she decided to make a change. Having to fit working life around childcare she chose to become a night carer, beginning her career making a positive difference in the lives of so many vulnerable people. Once the children were old enough Marie took the opportunity to become a full-time carer.
What Marie's Team Mates Say
During our afternoon together the team shared stories of their experiences with Marie and spoke about how she has managed to make an impact on so many people.
Our Senior Home Care Assistant, Sue spoke fondly as she told Marie ‘Our clients have really appreciated you and you’ve made a lot of clients laugh, even when you’re not with them you’re making them laugh as they think back over their memories with you’
Sue finished by saying that Marie has ‘ bought a lot to people in her own little way’.
Another team member shared a story of a time they were helping a client to get dressed, when they asked her what she’d like to wear today she asked to wear her batwing top. Marie responded to her ‘no it’s a Batman top’ and they have been laughing about it ever since.
There was a unanimous sense from everyone in the room that a chorus of laughter and happy memories followed Marie wherever she would go and we’re very lucky that she was able to share this with our clients.
Marie told us the part of the job she most enjoyed was getting to work with people and feeling as though she has really ‘done something for someone else’.
Good Luck In The Future
It has been our pleasure to share the end of Marie's working life with her, she’s been a big part of the team at our Lincolnshire office and will be greatly missed by all. She bought a certain individuality to the role with the support and security she provided to all of the families that we work with.
We would like to take the opportunity on behalf of our whole team to say that she will be sadly missed but we wish her good luck and a very happy life in retirement as she starts a new journey, living down South with her husband, who himself retired a long time ago.
We hope she cherishes the opportunity to begin to do things for herself in the same way she showed a passion for doing the same for others during her time with us!