Salisbury care company recognises 'stalwart' staff member

Salisbury care company recognises 'stalwart' staff member

Published at 4:57pm 14th August 2019.

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10 years to the day since Gilly Sanger started working for Abicare, she's been given a lovely surprise!

The 70 year old has been named as the company's 'Carer of the Year'.

Gilly knew nothing about the award until she arrived at Salisbury's Starbucks on Southampton Road, thinking she was just going for a coffee with colleagues!

Abicare Carer of the Year Award for Gilly Sanger August 2019
Angela Richardson, from Abicare's Marketing Team, made a special banner to mark Gilly's award and anniversary

Her colleagues, along with some of her clients and their families, and former clients families, joined her to celebrate the occasion.

Salisbury Abicare manager Becky Randall describes Gilly as a 'stalwart in the community', as well as 'popular and hard-working', having not taken a sick day in the last 18 months.

Gilly told Spire FM how she's feeling about the award and why she's so passionate about caring: 

Gilly Sanger Abicare Carer of the Year
Angela Richardson, from Abicare's Marketing Team, put together a collage of photos to celebrate her award

STAFF RECOGNITION IS KEY

Abicare's Managing Director, Anne-Marie Perry, says making their employees feel valued is important to them as a business:

"Morale in the caring industry is poor, but we're like the 4th emergency service in my head. It's a tough job and the responsibility is real..."

Gilly Sanger Abicare Carer of the Year August 2019
Gilly at her celebration party at Salisbury Starbucks - the venue chosen because she's a big fan of the coffees there!

WHO ARE ABICARE? 

Based on the ethos of providing a service that helps vulnerable people achieve better independence, Abicare was formed over 10 years ago in Salisbury.

They have now expanded throughout the South West of England and Wales.

Providing domiciliary care, Abicare offers a vast array of care services including home care, live-in care, overnight care, respite/holiday care, ongoing specialist care, and sits and outing.

As part of the Abicare group, they also offer Abiclean, their Salisbury based cleaning service.

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