Bluebird Care celebrate exceptional Dacorum team member during Carers Week
Amanda Hopgood is a Carer at Bluebird Care Watford and Three Rivers and Chiltern and Dacorum
A carer from Dacorum has been recognised by Bluebird Care for her fantastic work over the years during Carers Week.
Amanda Hopgood has been a Carer at Bluebird Care Watford and Three Rivers and Chiltern and Dacorum for over nine and a half years, and has become a valued and loved member of the team by both her colleagues and customer
Carers Week is a yearly campaign that seeks to recognise the contribution Carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.
This year, with the focus of the week is around ‘Making caring visible and valued’, Amanda is being recognised for their fantastic work over the years.
Amanda’s initial decision to enter the care sector was sparked by her own personal caring experience for her mother.
Through this, and her time spent with the carers that assisted on those days when she was absent, Amanda was inspired by the difference they made, and team ethos they embodied.
She then made the choice to enter the world of care, motivated to make a difference after her experiences.
An interview at Bluebird Care followed soon after, and subsequently led to the beginning of her career with the home care provider.
Speaking of her time working at Bluebird Care Watford and Three Rivers and Chiltern and Dacorum, Amanda said: “I have no hesitation in saying that Bluebird Care has never compromised on standards, safety, communication, training or listening to customers, office staff or Carers, alike.
"They have always been open to making changes and listening to us which I think makes them so special.
“On a daily basis, Carers are observing the mantra of keeping customers safe and happy in the familiarity of their own homes. Every day, every call is based on person-centred, bespoke care, tailored to our customers’ needs.
“Especially with the last year we all have been through, both Carers and Bluebird Care have dealt with the challenges exceptionally well. The same customer can present different needs at each call, so adaptability is key.
"So much additional support has also been given during these rather unique times, whether that be physical, psychological, or financial support and without this it would have been so much more challenging. Whether that be the big, or small things, everything can make such a difference.
“I have enjoyed, am enjoying, and will enjoy many more years in Domiciliary Care with Bluebird Care. I hope that I will continue to make a difference and better the lives of my customers in whatever way I can.”
Speaking of Amanda’s career, Fiona Murphy, director of Bluebird Care Watford and Three Rivers and Chiltern and Dacorum, said: “Amanda is incredibly reliable, committed and dedicated to each and every one of her customers and all of us at Bluebird Care.
"She is a joy to work with and always has a beaming smile and is willing to help. We are very grateful for all of her hard work over the years.”