Senior carer makes a difference at Romsey care home


Senior Carer, Matt Byres, has won Abbotswood Court Care Home’s quarterly ‘You Make The Difference’ Award nominated and voted by carers, residents, their families and visitors.


Matt Byres, a Senior Carer at Abbotswood Court Care Home in Romsey, has won the Home’s quarterly ‘You Make The Difference Award’, receiving a voucher for £100.00. The Award, part of a nationwide-scheme to recognise the quality and skills of their employees, is run by the Cinnamon Care Collection Group of which Abbotswood is a part. The Award is particularly significant as carers have to be nominated, and voted for, by fellow carers, residents and visitors. In this quarter’s Award, Matt was nominated by his colleagues for ‘great leadership skills’, his ‘willingness to help’ and his ‘enthusiasm, care and compassion’.


Gemma Ridout-Bowden, General Manager of Abbotswood, said:


“We are very proud of Matt and all our carers. The ‘You Make The Difference Award’ looks for employees who are passionate, dedicated, respectful, inspired and united. Matt has all of these qualities and more. As a Senior Carer, he sets an example of excellence, and his calm and cheerful attitude helps create our lovely family atmosphere which is so appreciated by our residents, their families and visitors.”


Matt is from Southampton and has worked in the Care Industry for 9 years, joining Abbotswood Court in January this year.  Abbotswood Court is a new modern care home set in beautiful landscaped gardens in Romsey. It provides accommodation and individual care for older people with a range of needs including dementia.


Matt said:


“It means a lot to me that I was nominated by my colleagues. We’re a close-knit team and we really enjoy working together. We work hard but we have fun too and we have a great relationship with the residents based on trust and mutual respect. I’m honoured to win this quarter’s Award– although I haven’t decided how I’m spending my voucher yet!”


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