Dedicated support worker dedicates paintings to care home residents


A support worker who has dedicated 20 years of care to individuals at Rosewarne residential care home in Camborne, Cornwall, has spent a year painting a series of canvas pictures to be installed in the sensory gardens of the home.


Debbie Dyer, 58, plays a vital role in taking care of disabled adults with complex care needs, including giving them medication, assisting them to eat and their daily activities at the home on Tehidy Road.


After dedicating a tropical underwater mural to the care home previously, the budding artist was keen to devote more of her work to the home.


Debbie said: “Sketching and drawing have always been a passion of mine since I was a child but it wasn’t until 12-years-ago, when I went on a painting course, that I tried my hand at the discipline. I’ve been painting ever since.


“It’s lovely to see the smile it brings to the residents’ faces and I’m really thrilled with how they’ve been received.”


The five paintings, including an image of bees in sunflowers, sleepy foxes and badgers and a fairy balancing on a mushroom, were decided on by the residents who completed a questionnaire on the pictures they wanted Debbie to paint.


Jasmine Sutherland, deputy manager at Rosewarne said: “Debbie’s such a talented artist and a committed carer. We’re lucky to have her amongst our ranks and are grateful for the time she’s spent on the beautiful paintings. They really brighten up the place and will look stunning when installed in our sensory garden.”


Glynis Williams, a resident at Rosewarne, added: “Debbie is a lovely lady, who pays great care and attention to all that she does. Even her artwork as you can see.”


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