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Due Recognition for our Dedicated Teams

Residents at Avery appreciate stability and commitment from our staff as it makes a positive difference to their lives. Some have worked at the same home for 10 or 20 years, while others demonstrate strong leadership or save the day in times of adversity. Recognising this, so far in 2020, staff from Abbey Court, Clayton Manor and Merlin Court have received Managing Director Awards or Long Service Awards.

Kay Clayton, Deputy Manager and Kerry Blower, Head Chef at Abbey Court, were both nominated for Managing Director Awards for their innovative and thoughtful approaches to new modified diet initiatives. When new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) guidelines were introduced, both Kay and Kerry set up an information file. This contained all the details needed for each resident at Abbey Court to ensure they were kept safe and received the appropriate meal and consistency. Sharing the collated information with the team enabled the home to fully embed the new guidance in an efficient and timely manner.

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Chrissy Russell, Home Administrator, received a Long Service Award from Avery Founding Director Ian Matthews for 20 years’ dedicated service at Clayton Manor. Regional Manager, Rita Flanaghan, organised a surprise party for Chrissy, along with an amazing further 23 staff members who have been working at the home for over ten years.

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Eight staff at Merlin Court in Marlborough were also presented with Long Service Awards by Managing Director, John Strowbridge, for their service for over ten years:

Parbati Upadhyay, 11 years | Chanream Plank, 12 years | Alice Rajan , 14 years

Margaret Knight, 15 years | Sevi Mathew, 15 years | Phoebe Thompson, 15 years

Georgi Georgiev, 16 years | Catherine Flippence, 21 years

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Many congratulations to all staff who have received these awards. Thank you for your dedication to providing first-class care to our residents and supporting their relatives.

Article by Abbie Strowbridge-Knight, Senior Marketing Assistant.

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