Alison’s happy for 35 years on shift


The staff and 66 residents of Maiden Castle House, a not-for-profit care home in Dorchester, are proudly celebrating a significant milestone – Alison, one of the home’s housekeepers, has reached an impressive 35 years of service.
She’s become not only an essential member of the team but also a beloved part of the Maiden Castle House community.
Alison’s journey with Care South began in its early days when it was still part of social services. She has been a key witness to the home’s growth and transformation, including its move from Weymouth to Dorchester in 2007. Remarkably, Alison still works the same shift pattern she began 35 years ago!
Renowned for her infectious smile, Alison brings a daily dose of cheer to everyone at the home. Her cleaning trolley, often accompanied by music, isn’t just a tool for housekeeping; it’s a beacon of positivity on wheels, spreading comfort and happiness to everyone around the home.
Alison said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be celebrating 35 years with Care South. It’s been an amazing journey – the support from my colleagues and the wonderful atmosphere at Maiden Castle House have made every day a joy.’
Ash Smith, home manager at Maiden Castle House, said: ‘Alison’s dedication and positive spirit have been a cornerstone of Maiden Castle House for more than three decades. We are proud to have her as part of the team and look forward to many more years of working together.’

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