Pat’s care will be missed

18th July 2011

Pat was presented with a new charm for her Pandora bracelet by Felicity Irwin, Chairman of Care South.

Home Care South Somerset & West Dorset office in Crewkerne.


Care worker Pat Perry has retired after 18 years of continual service and intends to start on a new fitness regime which includes training her new golden retriever puppy Ruby.

Pat, who lives in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, is a home care assistant with Care South Somerset and West Dorset Home Care, and says: “I will miss the people I have looked after and their wisdom, companionship, and stories about their past. Some of the families from as far afield as Canada still keep in contact with Christmas cards and letters”.

Pat joined Care South, then The Dorset Trust, as a home carer and has in all weathers attended at the homes of her elderly clients to provide care and support to enable them to continue to live in their own homes. She has been nominated for two Carers awards.

Lyn Couldwell, Domiciliary Care Operations Manager at Care South’s  Crewkerne office says: “Pat will be missed. She brought joy to the service users and their families and was a valued member of the team. We have received lots of thank you notes from friends and relatives of the people Pat has looked after and they all say that the kindness and compassion which Pat showed can usually only be found within close family.”

Pat also hopes to see more of her eight grandchildren, some of whom live with her daughter in Australia, and describes her retirement as a ‘new chapter’ in which she will include swimming, sport and exercise.

She says: “I have enjoyed working for Care South and would not have retired if it had not been for ill-health. People still wave and chat to me as I walk down the street, and I am very touched by all the messages of appreciation I have received.”

Pat was presented with a new charm for her Pandora bracelet by Felicity Irwin, Chairman of Care South.