Wilmslow care assistant recognised for acting on elderly client’s ‘soft signs’

Thursday, 01st September 2022

Corinne Worswick from Carefound Home Care has won their prestigious P.L.A.T.O award for demonstrating company values by responding to concerns about her elderly client.

Managing Director, Oliver Stirk, presenting Corinne with her P.L.A.T.O award

Carefound Home Care’s P.L.A.T.O award involves the entire company voting for exceptional examples of carers demonstrating their company values – Personalised, Local, Accountable, Together and Outstanding. The winner not only receives public appreciation but also £100 in gift vouchers.

Corinne Worswick is a care assistant at Carefound Home Care in Wilmslow and has been voted the winner by her colleagues for identifying ‘soft signs’ of deterioration in her client, quickly contacting her care management team, the GP and the family, and then providing emergency sleepover care until the family could get up from London.

Hayley Gill, Registered Branch Manager at Carefound Home Care in Wilmslow, said:

“All of our team are trained to spot ‘soft signs’ of deterioration in our clients which helps us act quickly and avoid hospital admissions. It’s fantastic to see Corrinne putting this into practice and also going above and beyond by staying over the weekend until the family could attend, enabling a positive outcome for her client.”

Corinne Worswick was delighted with her award, saying:

“When I got the call from my manager to say I had won the P.L.A.T.O award I thought she was joking. I’ve never won anything at work before and I felt so proud that my colleagues had voted for me.”

“Being a care assistant is so rewarding and it’s a privilege to look after our clients who need us so much. For me it’s all part of my job to fulfil any responsibilities that come with keeping my clients safe and working towards our company values.”

Carefound Home Care’s branch is located in Wilmslow town centre and they have care assistant jobs available in the Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Cheadle, Knutsford and Macclesfield areas. To learn more call 01625 326471 or visit www.carefound.co.uk/jobs.