The Home Care Worker Award

June 4, 2014

mini-curry-jJacqueline Curry – Westminster Homecare Ltd

Jacqueline is a support worker for a Branch of Westminster Homecare Ltd providing support to adults and young people with Learning Disability, Mental Ill Health and Drug/Alcohol Addiction. In addition if the supported person is a parent they can also be supported in that parenting role.

Jacqueline is very hard working and very committed to supporting individuals to reach their fullest potential. This enables that individual to be as independent as possible and increases self worth and confidence in their own abilities. Jacqueline ensures that those she supports are always fully involved in decision making and will go out of her way to ensure that others fully involve them too. The respect for individuals demonstrated by Jacqueline in her dedication towards supporting them to achieve goals, often putting their needs before her own commitments and takes on extra work to make sure they do not miss out on any opportunities to progress.

Other team members describe Jacqueline as an inspiration, a clear example of what can be achieved with the right ethics and attitudes. This is not restricted to those she supports. Jacqueline is just as supportive to her team manager and co-workers. Jacqueline is always ready to share thoughts and experiences with other support workers and at monthly team meetings, even where she does not directly support particular individuals, such is her dedication and commitment to ensuring the highest quality of support.

Although Jacqueline has only been working with us for 18 months she has been very keen on developing her skills and gaining an understanding of some of the more complex support tasks. This has included undertaking training and awareness courses across a wide range of subjects including behavior intervention training for those subject to some of the more challenging issues and is aimed at promoting positive behaviors.

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Thank you so much for your care and assistance looking after dad. He has obviously been comfortable in your hands and enjoyed giving you some stick. Thank you again.

Family of Homecare Service User

We would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for all the wonderful care you gave my mum.  The last 2 and a half years was made much more bearable for mum thanks to everything you did for her. She loved you all and looked forward to you coming in.  I could hear mum laughing when she was with you and that meant the world to us.  We always knew that mum was safe and cared about when she was with you.  You became our family too and we will never forget you.  We are truly heartbroken now but in time we will look back with fond memories and smile, and mum’s carers will be included in them.

With lots of love D & M


Service User family - SC Milton Court, Arnold