January 2020 Employee of the month joint winners, Pearl Walker and Connie Rinu, are adult Care Workers from Ashchurch House in Hornchurch.

Connie and Pearl worked together to ensure that a terminally ill service user was cared for with dignity and respect after his passing, this meant staying after their shift to hand over the gentleman to the funeral directors. They ensured that the sensory lights he loved so much remained on whilst they attended to him and whilst the staff said their goodbyes, a really touching gesture.

Thank you, Connie and Pearl, for your care and dedication.

Both staff were awarded a certificate and a gift voucher by Karen Jarritt, Head of People and Engagement.

Cathy Meacham

Head of Commercial

Cathy is responsible for overseeing the residential, supported living and new business operations and managing resource across the three divisions She is highly qualified with several care-related qualifications and a BA in Applied Social and Community Studies Cathy joined Allied Care in 1997 and has over 35 years of care experience. She has been managing the care division since 2001, and has helped the business grow from just three residential homes to 35 homes and 295 supported living placements Prior to joining Allied Care, Cathy spent time as a Homes Inspector, a Peripatetic Residential Worker and a Paediatric Nurse