November 7, 2018 News

Norfolk care home congratulates staff for 229 combined years of care


The Manor House residential home in North Walsham, Norfolk, has officially recognised a group of 15 staff members for their long and dedicated service to the home; totalling a combined 229 years of service between them all.

Chantelle Lown, Head Chef, was specifically recognised for dedicating 29 years to the home, while Pauline Burton-Payne and Linda Blake were also highlighted for providing 24 and 20 years respectively of continuous service to the home.

Each staff member was presented with a framed certificate, pin badge and personally thanked by the Operations Director (Homecare) for the Healthcare Homes Group, Janice King, alongside Paula Pawsey, Registered Manager for The Manor House, who also presented small gifts to all.

Those recognised conduct a wide range of roles at the home, including care assistants, activities coordinators and domestic staff – in total, the staff thanked were:
Chantelle Lown, Head Chef – 29 years
Pauline Burton-Payne, Domestic – 24 years
Linda Blake, Administrator – 20 years
Julie Gaze, Care Assistant – 19 years
Sonya Bunn, Senior Care Assistant – 18 years
Emma Williams, Care Assistant – 16 years
Diane Lawrence, Kitchen Assistant – 16 years
Tanya Locke, Senior Care Assistant – 16 years
Jason Spray, Domestic – 15 years
Rob Rivett, Gardener – 11 years
Sara Moakes, Chef – 11 years
Kate Larke, Care Assistant – 10 years
Janet Allsop, Laundry – 9 years
Zoe Wilson, Housekeeper – 9 years
Jared Bowles, Senior Care Assistant – 6 years

Paula Pawsey, Manager for The Manor House said, “I am very proud of the team I have working here at The Manor House, so it was a real pleasure to congratulate everyone who has reached a significant milestone. It takes a special person to care for others, day in day out, and I’m fortunate to have such a fantastic group of people here, supporting our residents at every step.”

The Manor House is based on Skeyton Road in North Walsham, Norfolk (NR28 0LU). For more information visit


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