Care assistant ‘stunned’ to be recognised by colleagues for outstanding end of life care

Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

Helen Mills from the Wilmslow office of Carefound Home Care has won the care provider’s prestigious P.L.A.T.O award for demonstrating company values.

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Carefound Home Care’s Helen Mills receiving her P.L.A.T.O award from Managing Director, Oliver Stirk

Every 3 months staff from across Carefound Home Care’s offices vote for the best examples of colleagues going above and beyond to demonstrate company values – Personalised, Local, Accountable, Together and Outstanding. The winner not only receives company-wide appreciation but also £100 in gift vouchers.

Helen Mills is a care assistant in Wilmslow and has been announced as the latest P.L.A.T.O award winner in recognition of the outstanding end of life care she provided to meet the needs and wishes of her client and family during the last days of life.

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

“We’re so proud of Helen for being recognised by her colleagues for going above and beyond in providing end of life care.”

“Providing the best possible care for somebody in their last days of life can be challenging and hugely rewarding. Helen not only built a special relationship with her client and family, but she also ensured that they received continuity of care by providing support through the nights whilst continuing to do her full-time role during the day.”

“Thanks to our amazing care assistants like Helen more people are able to have their wish of dying in the comfort of their own home with family and loved ones close by.”

Helen Mills, care assistant at Carefound Home Care in Wilmslow, said:

“I was stunned when my care management team rang me to say I had won the P.L.A.T.O award – I actually asked if they were kidding!”

“It really is humbling to know that my colleagues have gone to the trouble of nominating and voting for me. It just seems normal to step in and help when somebody needed me most and I was honoured to be able to help my client and their family have their wish of dying at home.”

“It’s great that Carefound Home Care recognise their staff and a lovely boost to know your appreciated. I loved receiving my flowers and voucher and I wear my P.L.A.T.O badge with pride.”

Carefound Home Care has care assistant roles available in Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Cheadle, Knutsford and Macclesfield and live-in carer roles across Cheshire.

If you think you could change lives and grow your career like Helen you can apply by calling 01625 326471 or visiting