‘Snow’ problem for Dorset House

5th March 2018

Residents and staff at Dorset House enjoyed the snow that fell last week, with many wrapping up warm before heading outdoors to make snowballs and snowmen. Many of the staff and residents had not seen the snow for some years, so certainly made the most of its arrival!

Staff at the home worked tirelessly to ensure it continued to run smoothly and the snow did not impact the care they provide to residents.There was a real collaborative approach, with staff sharing lifts and helping one another on the icy and slippery paths. Some staff even set up camp for the night in the home’s lounges to ensure they were able to make their shifts the next day, while others endured 8 hour commutes back to their homes after leaving work.

Paul Beasley, Home Manager, said: “It is with the dedication and commitment of the staff team that the vulnerable adults in our care continue to be looked after without disruption. I would like to thank staff for their efforts to get to work and carry out their shifts as normal, despite the perils they faced in getting to Dorset House and back home.

“I’m very proud of the staff team and grateful for all the efforts made.”