Fitting tribute to dedicated care home workers

Relatives of residents at a Sleaford care home have shown just how much staff’s hard work means by awarding a special plaque to recognise their dedication during the pandemic.

Plaque presented to Ashdene Care Home. EMN-201011-130905001
Plaque presented to Ashdene Care Home. EMN-201011-130905001

Lewis Shaw, 85, whose wife Doreen, 87, was a resident there until death last week, has paid for the plaque, entitled the Families Valour Award for Care.

He, and fellow relatives, have presented it for the tireless love, dedication and devotion to duty to residents by management and staff.

Mr Shaw, of Ruskington, asked for feedback from relatives of other residents and received resounding support for the gesture and it has been fitted on the wall outside.

Plaque presented to Ashdene Care Home. L-R Dorinda Hawkins, Rosemary Wainwright, Jon Clayton, Claire Atkinson, Michael Hunt, Carla Garriock, Luke McCarthy, Lauren Smith, Laura Cook, Sandy Clarke, Jilly Hunt and Lewis Shaw who presented the plaque. EMN-201011-130916001

He said: “Doreen was the light of my life after being married for 61 years.

“Ashdene is a lovely home as it is like being at home.

“These people seem to be ignored and I don’t understand it. They do a very difficult job.”

Plaque presented to Ashdene Care Home. L-R Lauren Smith, Laura Cook, Jilly Hunt and Lewis Shaw who presented the plaque. EMN-201011-130927001