Employee Focus - Ashley Spendiff

11th Sep 2012

Ashely is a Team Leader at Heathcotes Arnold, having joined the company two years ago as a Support Worker. Ashley had no prior experience in the care sector, but quckly proved to be a valued member of the team.

Having trained previously as a painter and decorator, Ashley has recently instigated a project at Heathcotes Arnold, working with the people who live there to redecorate and personalise their own rooms; he worked with each individual and supported them to pick colour schemes and share their ideas, then accompanied them to buy the paint and other materials. It was then time to don the overalls, as Ashley and his team worked with each individual to carry out the transformation of their room, ensuring that they were fully involved in making their own space personal and homely.

Allison Stafford, Deputy Regional Manager, said, "Ashley has come so far since he joined us two years ago - he's a really valued member of the team and is always looking for new activities to engage and interest the people he supports.

Ashley added, "It was a great project to be involved in and I'm really pleased that the people who live here have been able to participate." He continued, "It's important to have some ownership and pride in the space we live in, so we're now working on a vegetable patch and a regular garden maintenance project. Our courgettes are coming on nicely!"

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