Care South’s Maiden Castle House care home in Dorchester is delighted to announce the remarkable achievement of Alison, one of Maiden Castle House’s dedicated housekeepers, who is celebrating an incredible 35 years of service with the organisation. Alison’s unwavering commitment and passion for her work have made her an integral part of the Maiden Castle House family.

Alison’s journey with Care South began when it was still part of social services. Over the years, she has been an invaluable member of the team, witnessing the growth and transformation of Maiden Castle House, originally based in Weymouth, and later moved to the current well respected care home in Dorchester in 2007.

What sets Alison apart is not just her impressive tenure but her consistent dedication to her role. She has adhered to the same shift pattern throughout her entire career, showcasing her reliability and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of care for the residents at Maiden Castle House.

Alison is renowned for her infectious smile, bringing joy to both residents and colleagues alike. Her cleaning trolley is not just a tool for maintaining cleanliness; it’s a mobile source of positivity, complete with music that accompanies her on her daily rounds. Incorporated into Alison’s routine are familiar elements, providing a sense of comfort to those in her presence.

In celebration of this incredible milestone, Alison said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be celebrating 35 years with Care South. It’s been an amazing journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of residents in our care. 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, added: “Alison’s dedication and positive spirit have been a cornerstone of Maiden Castle House for over three decades. Her commitment to her role and the well-being of residents is truly commendable. We are proud to have her as part of the team and look forward to many more years of working together.”

Maiden Castle care home in Dorchester accommodates 66 residents and is part of Care South, a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England.