Paralympic Champion Presents CareGiver Awards

Rachel Morris MBE, double Paralympic Gold Medalist who lives in Farnham, joined us for our Christmas meal and to present some of the team with awards of their own.

Rachel spoke to the team about her experiences over the years – the highs and the lows – and said that she recognised the importance of a strong team when it comes to offering the right support. She praised our CareGivers for promoting independence and making a real difference to their clients’ lives. She added that the support she has received over the years allows her ‘to be the best version of me I can be.’

Alastair Shanks, MD of Right at Home GF, explained why he had asked Rachel to join them for the evening;

“When I first met Rachel I was struck by her positivity and belief that life is there for the taking. Many of our clients have enjoyed active lives themselves and just because they’re not as mobile as they once were, or they are easily confused, doesn’t mean they want to give up or even slow down.

“Our team of carers step in and, rather than doing everything for the client, support them to continue doing things for themselves – our aim is to promote independence and allow people to stay living at home for as long as they want, whether that’s offering a few hours’ support a week or finding the right carer to live in and offer support around the clock. We want everyone to be able to live life to the full.”

He goes on to say that the Christmas meal, together with the Right at Home Summer BBQ, is one of the few times when the whole team can get together and, although the awards presented are slightly tongue-in-cheek (this year included ‘Most Angelic Singing’ and ‘Quiz Master Brainbox’), it’s still a great opportunity to recognise the difference that the team makes to people’s quality of life.

Speaking to members of the care team it’s clear that they love what they do.

Adriana, who has been with the company for almost five years, comments, “As a carer you are appreciated – I can see the difference I make every day to my clients.”

Meanwhile, Marion says, “Everyone always mentions how happy I am when I’m working.”

And Emma sums up how she feels by saying, “Everyone here is lovely and I enjoy being associated with the company – I’m proud to say that I work for Right at Home.”

Find out more about joining the Right at Home team.

 

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