Kelly makes a difference at Middleton care home

A Head Housekeeper from Middleton Park Lodge Care Home has received a Making a Difference Award in recognition of her commitment to supporting all staff and residents on a daily basis and going above and beyond.

Kelly Gater, who works at one of Orchard Care Homes’ residences, was recently declared a winner in the company’s Making a Difference Award scheme. This initiative recognises and rewards staff that go that extra mile in their workplace and inspire others to follow in their footsteps to improve the home experience and generate a relaxed and informal community for our residents.

Over the moon to receive her award, Kelly said:

“After working with Orchard Care Homes for 21 years, it came as such a nice surprise to receive this award as recognition for my work, especially after the past 18 months.”

Deputy Manager, Richard Williams, reflected on Kelly’s achievements saying:

“Kelly is a valuable member of the team who is flexible and always willing to go the extra mile for everyone’s benefit. Residents frequently ask for Kelly when they need support, even for little things such as retuning the tv or walking to the lounge for activities. Her passion to provide the best quality of care makes us all proud. Well done Kelly!”

The dedicated and passionate employees at Orchard help to achieve the positive people-focused approach to care and the Making a Difference initiative aims to retain these existing staff members and attract new recruits into the sector.

Offering specialist nursing, residential and short-term respite care, Middleton Park Lodge is part of Orchard Care Homes’ network of residences situated across the North of England and the Midlands.


This post is based on a press release from Orchard Care Homes