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Fernley Resource Centre St Josephs

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Due to Covid-19, the day centre at Fernley Resource Centre was forced to close. This was devastating for our service, staff, people we support and their families. During this time Rebecca Hirst worked with our residential clients supporting them at Fernley Resource Centre.

As an activity worker she has a specific focus on the quality of life issues for those she supports. Rebecca is a committed and compassionate person who gets to know the people she supports and finds out what they like and enjoy. She builds on each person’s preferences and skills and finds the things that they like to do for fun and ensures they have a positive experience while attending the Fernley Resource Centre.

Throughout the lockdown period when we were told to stay at home, Rebecca came to work each day and supported her vulnerable service users. It was a difficult time and when many stayed safe at home Rebecca never hesitated and never let us down. 

She arranged and took part in lots of person centred activities; she enjoys music and stories and was able to introduce these into her work whenever she could. She developed a very special relationship with one lady and that relationship continues to this day. The bond that they developed in lockdown is even stronger.  

Rebecca is an amazing person and she remains a shining light in this difficult period. She displays a quiet confidence when delivering support and engaging with her service users and she is such a good role model and support for her colleagues. I watched her support others during the lockdown period when they were having a difficult time and Rebecca continues to go above and beyond both at work or outside her work to help them.