Beverley Holloway came to caring as a family carer. She spent five years taking care of her grandmother, then a further three caring for a close family friend. Over this time Beverley came to understand how difficult daily life can become with illness and age. After the passing of her family friend, Beverley knew she wanted to continue helping people.
Beverley started working at Rumney Care four months ago. The initial transition from being a carer with one person to look after to working for a care agency was a challenging one. Technical aspects such as time constraints and manual handling rules were new to Beverley. However, since then she has settled into her role. While it took Beverley time to become comfortable with some parts of her new job, her spirit was immediately evident.
“She is kind, caring and supportive to all our service users and colleagues alike. I get daily calls about her positivity and how she makes such a difference to each person’s life. Nothing is ever too much for her and [she] will always go that extra mile.
It is acts like these that are at the heart of great care. Care is about more than physical wellbeing. It is about dignity, respect, and helping a service user realise they can still live life to the fullest. That is one of the greatest gifts a carer can give.
A face is never so lonely as when it is without a smile. Beverley brings smiles to people every day. Thank you Beverley; for your positivity, for the joy you bring and the dignity you restore.