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.
Moving from working in a nursing home to caring for people in their own home has made work more enjoyable for Stella Cason.
She has worked for Extra Hands for just over a year having previously worked in the nursing wing of a residential home. Moving to King’s Lynn meant a change of job, but Stella was keen to stay in the caring profession.
“It is really rewarding and I am enjoying this even more,” she said.
Stella (50) had her own massage and therapy business but stopped to look after her then father-in-law for five years when he had prostate cancer. On returning to work, she decided that a regular income and a caring environment were key.
“Some of the stories you hear from the people we meet are amazing. If someone was thinking of joining then I would say that you try to treat everyone as you would want your grandparents to be treated,” she added.
Her nomination said Stella is “wonderful carer, very kind and thoughtful” who “constantly demonstrates empathy and an understanding of ever-changing needs. She is hugely patient and does it all with a smile!”