Shields care home volunteer celebrated for kindness

A Shields care home is celebrating a volunteer for her hard work and kindness.

A Shields care home is celebrating a volunteer for her hard work and kindness.

Phylis received the award for her kindness towards residents and staff

Phylis received the award for her kindness towards residents and staff

Hebburn Court team member Phylis has won a Kindness in Care Award for her support to residents.

The generous volunteer is a former employee at the home who now dedicates much of her spare time to helping out.

Home manager John Lafferty said: “It’s always a real pleasure when Phylis visits the home as she makes a real difference to our residents and brightens up their day and we think the world of her.

“I find it really heart-warming to see just how much Hebburn Court means to her.”

The Kindness in Care Awards programme was launched by care home provider HC-One to recognise the efforts of their colleagues and the impact they have on the lives of residents and their loved ones.

Phylis visits the home on a daily basis to support the residents and help out her former colleagues.

She said: “I will treasure this award for the rest of my life.”

Awards are presented to colleagues, volunteers and whole teams within HC-One each month.