During the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020, the Tyrells Day Centre team in Benfleet took a creative approach to customer welfare.
Shirley Hawes is the love of John’s life. They met in 1960 when Shirley worked at the Co-op in Colchester and John was a regular customer there - ever hopeful of catching Shirley’s attention!
When Joshua (Josh) left full-time education, he was keen to enter the world of work. Carla too, wanted Josh to have employment in the form of either a voluntary or paid position. She wanted him to be doing something worthwhile and to have a sense of purpose.
Former Care Home Manager and Social Worker, Julie was referred to ECL Essex Reablement service following a three week hospital discharge after a fall at home.
When the pandemic took hold, Harry Sims was forced to abandon his fledgling career as a self-employed hairdresser. While hunting for a new job, a friend referred him to ECL’s community care team and he’s so glad they did…
The pandemic brought the issue of work-life balance into sharp focus for us all. It led many who’d been feeling overworked and under-appreciated to reevaluate what they really wanted out of a career, and for some it acted as the final push they needed to make a change. That’s certainly true for Julie, a former teacher turned Community Care Assistant with ECL.