Shrewsbury care company named a finalist in three categories at Shropshire Care Awards
6th March 2014
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Bluebird Care, based in Shrewsbury, has been named a finalist in three categories at the Shropshire Partners in Care Awards.

The company, which povides at-home care to people living in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Oswestry and the areas in between, enables people to stay living as indevependently as possible.

The company has been named a finalist in the Domiciliary Carer of the Year award with care supervisor Kirsty Old, the Dementia Carer of the Year category, with carer Hope Fox and Care Business of the Year for over 50 employees.

Domiciliary Care

Kirsty has progressed through the ranks at Bluebird Care on merit and is highly respected by staff and customers.

Director of Ian Barnes said of Kirsty: "She has been involved over a long time with a customer who was progressively getting more poorly as he got older.

"Recently he has been in hospital for respite care and Kirsty visited him in her own time to make sure that he was not distressed and to explain to the hospital staff just how he liked things. His daughter was distressed at this time and Kirsty also provided much-needed emotional support to her.

"Now that Kirsty is a supervisor, she has quickly developed a reputation for turning around very difficult care situations and is now a “must have” supervisor for several social workers!"

Dementia Care

Mr Barnes is equally pleased that carer Hope has been shortlisted. He said: "When Hope first started with us she had to deal with a lady who had dementia as one of her very first customers. 

"Both we, as an organisation, and the family were very impressed with how she handled this situation and it demonstrated Hope’s natural ability and attitude. Hope recognised what was going on and acted accordingly – as she always does."

The company is also "delighted" to have been shortlisted in the Care Business of the Year category. 

Care Business of the Year in Shropshire

As part of their ongoing commitment to providing the best standards of care in Shropshire, Bluebird have expanded their existing business and recently expanded into the provision of care for children and helping people with learning difficulties.

Their mantra is ‘nothing is too much trouble,’ and in all areas of the business they promote a ‘can do' attitude!

Mr Barnes said: "We are passionate about delivering a consistently high standard of care all the time, listening to our customers and our staff and working towards creating an environment where the lives and outcomes of customers are enriched.

"We aim to operate in an open and professional manner in all we do and respond quickly to changing circumstances."

Buebird Care will find out if it has scooped any winners when the awards are held on Friday, 28th March at the ceremony at The Lord Hill Hotel.

If you would like to speak to Bluebird Care regarding any aspect of care or even about becoming a carer yourself, please call 01743 874343.

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