Award for hardworking Denton care home Colleague with an infectious smileThere were smiles all around at HC-One’s Greatwood House care home, in Denton, Manchester, as one Colleague was presented with a kindness award for going above and beyond, on a daily basis, by the home’s manager. 

Bea Piechowiak (pictured), who is originally from Poland, is a night senior at the 60-bed residential and residential dementia care home. She has been working at the home, which is owned by HC-One the Kind Care Company, since 2008 and has progressed high in her career, originally starting in the home’s domestic team and is now Night Senior. 

Always willing to help with extra shifts, Bea goes above and beyond for Residents, especially after a particularly tough few years within the care home sector, she is exemplary and fellow Colleagues recite that even after a night shift, she still has a smile on her face.

In recognition of this, Home Manager Odette Lilley came into work early on the morning of Thursday 7th July to surprise Bea when she finished her nightshift and presented her with a special HC-One Kindness in Care Award and some gifts including flowers and prosecco. The Residents loved hearing about the news and said it was very well-deserved. 

Bea was overwhelmed and told her husband Tom straight away about how over the moon she was. Tom is also a Colleague at the care home and has worked at Greatwood House for the last 16 years; he is also from Poland.  This week the couple are going to Poland to visit Bea’s parents and have a joint wedding anniversary celebration; they have been married 25 years and Bea’s parents have been married 50 years so it’s a lovely family time for them.  

Bea Piechowiak, Night Senior, commented:

“I can’t wait to drink the prosecco this weekend and share with Tom to have a double celebration.” 

This was the cherry on the top of a fantastic week.

Odette Lilley, Care Home Manager at Greatwood House, said:

“I enjoy giving the Kindness in Care awards to staff who work so hard under difficult circumstances.”

“Bea works more than 40 hours per week and will always pick up extra shifts or move her shifts around to help the business. She is bright and bubbly and has very good bedside manners that the Residents love.”