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Lydgate Lodge Care Home Staff Rewarded for their Decade of Dedication

Published: Friday 14th August 2020

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Six incredible staff members at Lydgate Lodge have been celebrating ten years of loyal service at the Soothill Lane care home in Batley.
The group join 12 other individuals marking a decade with Ideal Carehomes, totalling a combined 180 years, at the care providers other Yorkshire homes which also opened in 2010: Ashworth Grange in Dewsbury and Greenacres in Huddersfield.
To thank the staff for their commitment and dedication, Lydgate Lodge Home Manager Gary Kent, presented each of the six-team members with a handmade keepsake card featuring a watercolour portrait of the home, high street shopping vouchers, a bunch of flowers and an invitation to an exclusive lunch with Ideal Carehomes’ directors that will take place once safe to do so.
The home has also created a commemorative ‘Hall of Fame’ artwork piece for the reception area to showcase the names of the long-serving individuals in their team.
This year’s team marking their ten year anniversary includes Front of House Manager Kelly Dawson, Domestic Assistant Lorraine Duggan, Kitchen Manager Paula Ollrid and Care Assistants Lindsey Davies, Sheila Hanrahan and Theresa Wilkinson
Care Assistant, Sheila Hanrahan, said, ‘I am so proud of everything me and the team at Lydgate Lodge have achieved over the past ten years. I have met some of the most remarkable people through my work, both residents and colleagues and for that I am forever grateful to my career in the care industry.  It was wonderful to be part of the team from the very beginning when the home first opened in 2010.’.
Theresa Wilkinson, Care Assistant, said, ‘So much has changed in the world since my first day at Lydgate Lodge, especially over the last couple of months.  However, the pride I have for my work has never altered. I love working in care and honestly cannot think of another career that would be as rewarding.’
Resident,Vera Bradley, said, ‘The team at Lydgate Lodge are fantastic and it’s wonderful to see some of the original staff team be rewarded on their 10th anniversary. No matter what part of the home the teamwork in, they are all united by one common theme and that is that nothing it too much trouble for their residents! I am very proud of them all and I know the rest of the residents feel the same way too’.
Ideal Carehomes Director, Stacey Linn, said, ‘I would like to thank each one of our brilliant Lydgate Lodge staff for their loyalty and dedication to their roles at Ideal Carehomes. We sincerely appreciate your hard work and efforts year after year. – again, congratulations on achieving this milestone anniversary with us!’.
Lydgate Lodge is operated by Ideal Carehomes has been awarded a ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission and offers excellent training and support to their staff teams providing them with all the tools they need to succeed in their roles and beyond. To find out more about working at Greenacres, contact the Recruitment Team on 0113 385 3887 or visit to see the latest vacancies.