Holmfield Care’s ‘Shining moments’ celebrates what their staff love about working in care
05 Apr 2023
5 min read
Holmfield Care, run by Age UK Manchester, share the work they've been doing on their 'Shining moments' project.
Holmfield Care has been celebrating staff’s ‘Shining moments'. These are key moments such as the moment they realised they wanted to work in care or a moment where they really felt they’d made an impact in someone’s lives.
The team plan to collate all these ‘Shining moments’ into a book which they’ll be sharing with the people who they support.
Sally Dervan, CEO of Age UK Manchester, told us that as they entered 2022, the senior team were reflecting on the past two years and the impact of covid.
They knew that all staff – who had shown such bravery and fortitude during the pandemic – would be feeling the impact of recent challenges, and they wanted to think of some ways to boost morale.
And so ‘Shining moments’ was born.
In March 2022, Sally emailed all Holmfield Staff to ask them to share their 'Shining moments’.
She asked them to share their thoughts on what motivates and inspires them to perform their role at Holmfield to such a high standard and explained that their ‘Shining moments’ could be:
- the moment they realised that they really loved working with older people and wanted to make it their chosen career
- a moment when they really felt their actions had made a positive difference to the life of an older person
- a funny or touching moment in relation to your work with older people that you will always remember.
She also suggested staff might want to take a moment to share any thoughts they might have about how they would want their care to be provided if needed in later life.
She told us:
Some snippets from just a couple of the wonderful responses received can be found below:
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