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Oxfordshire care home in Chipping Norton helps ‘wonderful Wilma’ celebrate 10 years of service

A much loved Care Assistant at Southerndown Care Home in Chipping Norton has received a prestigious Long Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 10 years.

Wilma Estupa, started at Barchester in June 2011 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.

Wilma was super surprised to learn that our Regional Director, Xin Zhao and Lorna Rose, Divisional Director at Barchester where visiting Southerndown on the day of her 10th anniversary. On presenting the award, Lorna Rose said: “I’m always pleased to hear stories about the long service of Barchester staff, and am delighted to be here today as Wilma has achieved this milestone. It is dedication like this that ensures our residents are provided with a happy place to live.”

Lorraine Ball, General Manager of Southerndown said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 10 years of loyal service with Wilma. She has demonstrated her dedication and loyalty to this home and its residents year after year. I speak for all of us here at Southerndown Care Home when I say that I’m looking forward to many more years of working with Wilma!

Southerndown care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Southerndown provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for residents from respite care to long term stays.

Barchester Healthcare is one of the UK’s largest care providers supporting older people living independent lives with dignity and respect. Providing a wide range of services for a variety of needs, Barchester Healthcare support 11,000 residents across 200 homes for short breaks to long term stays.

A leading care provider over the last 25 years, Barchester services include residential, dementia, and nursing care.

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