Becca Preston is July’s Hero on the Month at Cherry Tree House

Healthcare assistant Becca Preston from Rossendale has been named Hero of the Month for July at Cherry Tree House. 

Chosen by home manager Val Shaughnessy, Becca was given this award because of the way she transitioned from a general nursing to a dementia nursing unit and the wondaful relationships she quickly developed with those residents in her care. 

On hearing the news Becca said ‘It feels good to be recognised in this way. I really appreciate it and would like to thank everybody who nominated me.’ 

Becca Preston is July’s Hero on the Month at Cherry Tree House

Becca only joined Cherry Tree House in April when she was furloughed from her job at a fast food restaurant. Although she is new to the care sector, she comes from a family of nurses and clearly has a natural ability. She has enjoyed working at Cherry Tree House so much that she has decided not to go back to her old job and is staying on. Home manager Val is very happy with her decision. 

23 year old Becca is working part time as she has also been studying for a degree in International Business Management. She’s had quite an exciting month; two weeks ago, she learned she had obtained a 2:1 in her degree and today she has learned that she has been awarded Hero of the Month for July.  How amazing is that!

Next step for Becca is a master’s degree in management and consulting, she plans to continue working at Cherry Tree House whilst she does this. She says her experience there has caused her to re-evaluate how she will apply her masters and may decide to go into care sector management. 

‘The Covid pandemic has seen many people furloughed and trying out working in care homes as an alternative means to earn money. Many of the new staff coming to work for us have been surprised at how much they have enjoyed working in our environment, because it is not what they thought it would be. Working in the care sector is not just a job, it is a vocation, where the way we care for people can make a real difference. 

Becca is a shining example of someone who has quickly adapted to a career change and found something she loves.  We are absolutely delighted that the time Becca has spent in our home has caused her to think that she could choose this area of care to apply her further studies.’ Said Jeanne Davies, Managing Director.  

Well done Becca. You are a wonderful example to your peers. 

As well as being awarded her certificate and a gift from the home manager, Becca also wins £100 worth of vouchers from head office.  

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