Well done to Linda Orchard who was runner up in the 2017 Proud to Care Awards after being nominated in the category of Homecarer of the Year.
Linda was nominated by one of her service user’s relatives, she was then shortlisted and invited to attend the awards ceremony which was held on the 7th November.
Linda has worked for Nu Staff for 12 years and has supported hundreds of individuals living in their own homes during this time.
the Service User’s Representative had to say about Linda:
“Linda is the Keyworker for my 89-year-old mother, who is disabled, housebound and lives alone she has been having 4 visits a day for the past 6 years. In addition to carrying out all the basic
homecare essentials – washing, dressing, food medicines etc. She also tries to engage Mum in a laugh and a joke on every visit. She also keeps a close eye on Mum’s daily health in addition to the
Daily Community Nurse visits to administer insulin – and will call the GP whenever necessary if she notices anything untoward, whilst keeping me (as her sole next of kin) suitably