We are meeting all the shortlisted nominees ahead of this year's Gill Chase Award, which will be announced on December 11. They have all been put forward for special recognition for their hard work and dedication in the annual event to celebrate our fantastic staff.
After more than 16 years in the job, Pamela took the difficult decision to retire in November and was sad to leave the company she calls family.
“I have loved every minute of my job and they really are my family. I have had some wonderful clients and I will miss all of them,” she said.
Pamela, who has two daughters and four grandchildren, said that caring is one of the most ‘worthwhile’ jobs you can do.
“I have loved being a carer and I think it is a wonderful thing to do. I would recommend it to anyone,” she said.
Prior to joining Extra Hands, she worked in the former Berol factory in King’s Lynn for 17 years and has always lived in Norfolk.
But looking after others has been at the heart of her role as a domiciliary carer and she said that working closely with people gives a huge insight into the lives of others.
Her nomination says Pamela can ‘relate to problems’ and is always polite and caring.
“Due to my ill health, she suggested I acquire a walker to aid mobility and improve my confidence,” it adds.
Described as having a ‘big heart’, Pamela has become a good friend to service users who look forward to her visits.
“She has a big heart and wants to help anyone. Pam is a brilliant ambassador for Extra Hands,” says the nomination