Published: 22/05/2019

Care Worker David Telfer has been named Care Worker of the year by Bluebird Care Maidstone in his first year of working in healthcare.

Mr Telfer, who works as a live-in carer, was awarded the achievement after showing his dedication and excellence to providing quality support, and was recommended for the award by his service user’s family.

The award was presented by Maidstone’s Mayor Richard Thick on 14 January 2015 during a celebratory afternoon tea.

On receiving the award, David said: “I love my job, and it hasn’t really sunk in yet that I have been awarded this award. I give my role 100 per cent commitment and enjoy it greatly. The family are wonderful and make me feel very welcome”.

Writing their nomination, one customer said: “I am really pleased that David has been nominated. David really deserves it and we do not know what we would do without him. David has an excellent relationship with my father and I always know he is well looked after”.

David has just completed his first year as a Care Worker, is a valued member of the team who regularly goes above and beyond what is expected of him and has been able to form an excellent relationship with his customer.