Wright Care At Home – February Newsletter
Our Ellie Star
When you wish upon a star ….
Our Ellie Star was born
It is with great sadness that on 27th December 2019 we lost one of our valuable team members, Ellie Sanders, in an accident. Ellie was newly engaged and had so many dreams ahead of her. Our team are still in shock about such a great loss of such a young life. We have all come together to write a tribute about Ellie’s time with us and as our colleague what Ellie meant to us.
A special Tribute for our Ellie
In 2018 Ellie came to work for us at Wright Care at Home. She was to be our youngest Care Support worker.
Ellie had never worked in Health and social care before but set her mind to find a career that gave her reward, made a difference to others and gave her a real passion.
In Ellie’s time here, she soon became part of the furniture, settling in and becoming one of our most loved and valuable care support workers. Ellie’s trademark was absolutely her infectious smile. Every single customer Ellie delivered care to, have all said she lit up the room with her smile.
Within the first few months of working for us, Ellie was featured in the local paper for International Women’s day, this was such a motivator in her career. Ellie often found taking compliments difficult. Something she had to become used to over her time with us.
Ellie was always going the extra mile: she would style hair, spend time getting to know the customer and look at how she could go above and beyond her duties.
We all have so many fond memories of Ellie, which we continue to talk about to allow us to still feel she is with us every day.
Ellie touched so many hearts, and not just her colleagues but those of her key customers. We have received so many heartfelt wishes and condolences from our customers and hope these wishes can provide Ellies family and friends with some comfort.
Ellie took her role seriously and enjoyed knowing that every day was different which kept her motivated and willing to succeed in all she did.
You always came to me for support and advice
We put the world to rights
Had tears, moans and groans
We bonded, we annoyed each other
We met for coffee had laughs and giggles
You were a young, bubbly woman
With the biggest heart and personality
You lit up the room with your beautiful big eyes
Nothing you did, was ever a surprise
You were taken from us way too soon
A career of compassion and fulfilment was yours
You loved your job, had a huge caring heart
Now mine is broken as we are apart
But you’re never far away, as when I put on my uniform, you are
with me every day
When I attend my calls, I feel you walk beside me
I talk to you in my head as I know you’re close, keeping watch over
us, and those we Care for.
I can’t accept you are gone
For in my heart you will always live on
Rest in peace beautiful angel
Our Ellie star🌟xx
Tania Dixon – Care Ambassador
Our Ellie Star
Well what can I say, I remember walking into the office and seeing your uniform and lanyard ready for you , got to say at first I thought this wouldn’t be the career for you, my god did you prove me wrong. You were an absolute pleasure to work with Ellie, for someone who had never done care professionally you did brilliant. You touched so many people’s lives in your role and made a big difference. You will be sadly missed by all, but we will keep your legacy going, there was never a dull moment when working with you and the giggles we had, you certainly brightened up my day. Shine bright our Ellie star,
love you dearly Nicky xxx
Nicola Vickovic – Care Ambassador
From the Care Director ….
This has been such a difficult column to write.It was with such sadness we heard of Ellies passing and one that has rocked our family. I want to express my sincere thanks to all our customers and their families who have sent wishes into us all. I cannot Express how proud I am of my care team. They have continued in their roles with such grace and have supported one another in this time of sadness. Ellie will never be forgotten; she had an infectious smile which I miss seeing in our office. This month we welcomed Donna who is settling into our team well. She was such a trooper bearing the weather storms and cycling her visits. Well done Donna. We are now hoping to expand our team over the next few months and are excited to welcome some new faces into our fantastic team.
Michelle and Pauline are awarded Care Certificates…….
We would like to say a huge well done to Michelle and Pauline for completing their care certificates and passing their probation with Wright Care at Home. They truly are two very valued members of our team and always strive to ensure our customers receive the best care possible.
Donna our Superhero…
Storm Ciara wasn’t a match for our Superhero Donna, who still powered through to get to all of her vulnerable customers Shoutout of the day, week and month goes to our Donna !!
Donna has been a part of our Wright Care family since the beginning of the year and is flying high in her carer role.
Our Promise to Ellie – The Ellie Star Foundation
In recent days we have spent lots of time with Ellie’s family talking about Ellie and how we can ensure that she will always remain part of the Wright Care at Home family.
Ellie’s family are setting up a charity foundation to enable them to support young carers like Ellie. They would like to support this passion of Ellies.
All our carers, as a special memory of Ellie are now all carrying a gold star pin, to wear with pride on their uniform. In order to remember their special friend and colleague and the love she had for care. She will always be part of our team.
For every new care worker that comes into our team, they will carry the same star and will know all about Ellie and what she brought to us. Gone but never forgotten. We are also setting up a tailor-made training course that will be in Ellies honour and support new carers coming into Health and Social care. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful team and in the last few weeks they have shown strength, courage and a real love to carry us through such a heart-breaking time. Our sincere condolences go out to Ellies family.
We will be working alongside her family to support them with fundraising events and to ensure we can support them in any way possible.
Ellie was one of a kind and will be missed dearly. Such a big heart, who has left such a hole in our days
Spreading Valentines Love the Wright Care way….
What a great Valentines idea. Showing our love for the British heart foundation this year on our beautiful high Street. Supporting and promoting independence in your own homes.
We have also been busy with the children from The Ark Nurseries Stamford. They have made some beautiful cards for our customers to treasure.
We love working alongside others in our community to show acts of kindness and support to our customers. The children got to focus on caring and kindness and we have loved planning this for our Valentines deliveries this year.