Staff clock up 65 years with Manchester social care provider

L to R Lynne Flynn, Maurice Ruebin and Annette Woolfe
L to R Lynne Flynn, Maurice Ruebin and Annette Woolfe

Three loyal members of The Fed’s staff received certificates and awards on 9th July last week, in recognition of their long-term service for the Prestwich based/north Manchester based social care charity.

Lynne Flynn, Maurice Ruebin and Annette Woolfe have together devoted an impressive 65 years service; Lynne and Annette each serving the charity for 20 years and Maurice reaching his 25 year milestone.

The trusty trio could not have served the organisation in more diverse capacities: Maurice is a highly experienced chef who started his career at Heathlands Village at the age of 16; Lynne was first employed as a cleaner at The Fed when it was based at Holland Road in Crumpsall and joined the Housekeeping staff at Heathlands Village when the two charities merged in 2009; Social worker, Annette, also started her Fed career at Holland Road as its first ever qualified Children and Families’ social worker.

All three are pictured here in relaxed mode at The Fed’s annual staff barbecue, after having received their presentations from CEO, Karen Phillips.

Karen expressed her gratitude to all of them for their many years of devoted service.

Later she said,

“We’re very fortunate to have an unusually high number of staff who have been with us for many years. This helps to create a very stable working environment and enables the communication of a wealth of knowledge and experience to more junior staff.

The fact people stay with us I believe is indicative of the fact that we look after our staff well and that working for an organisation which looks after people, whether or not you’re working “at the coal-face”, makes for greater job satisfaction.”


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