Here at Godfrey care, we aim to celebrate the successes of our staff members, particularly during what has been a difficult few years. We are proud to present our very own Natalia Bloor who recently won the Highly Commended Award at the Social Care Covid Hero Awards.
We are so proud of Natalia, who was nominated by the team at Ashby House due to her commitment and dedication during the coronavirus pandemic. Before the pandemic, Natalia worked as a support worker at Ashby House. When the pandemic began, Natalia quickly experienced the real difficulties that we were facing, with many co-workers unwell with covid or unable to come towork due to isolation guidelines. Instead of letting this get her down, Natalia rose to the challenge, thinking on her feet and learning on the job in order to provide the best care for our residents.
Natalia developed her skills and learned new responsibilities such as how to administer medication, provide insulin support and monitor glucose whilst ensuring the wellbeing of the service users who also were suffering from covid. On top of this, she helped organise the care home by looking after the rotas and managing staffing to prevent the pandemic from impacting the residents. She communicated effectively with staff and the directors to ensure the safe running of our services, something we are very proud of.
Natalia’s talents particularly shone through when looking after residents with complex needs or learning disabilities who struggled with the changes that the pandemic brought. During this scary and stressful time, Natalia’s caring and compassionate approach helped residents feel safe and secure.
At just 21 years of age, Natalia displayed experience, maturity and determination beyond her years and proved herself to be a true team player. She is an amazing team member who has since been promoted to the role of Team Leader since she stepped up to keep our services running during difficult covid months.
One of the things that stands out the most about Natalia is that she truly cares for those in her care, and uses her voice to advocate for their wants and needs. This allows her to not only do her job brilliantly but ensures that our services are of the highest standards for all who live at Ashby House.
We couldn’t be prouder of Natalia and congratulate her on this well-deserved award which recognises her fantastic efforts.