Home Instead Student CAREGiver Lisa O’Riordan Scoops Top University Award

Lisa collects her award from Deputy Vice Chancellor Steve Igoe

Lisa collects her award from Deputy Vice Chancellor Steve Igoe

Local Edge Hill University (EHU), Psychology student and part time Home Instead CAREGiver Lisa O’Riordan has jointly scooped the EHU Student Employee of the Year Award 2013 at a glitzy presentation night to remember.

The Student Employee of the Year Awards aim to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments. It has been coordinated on an annual basis by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) since 2002 and has grown year on year.

Director of Home Instead Robert Godson comments, “Students can really add something to a business and the growth in SEOTY shows that leading Employers understand this. In a difficult graduate recruitment market, a SEOTY award can help boost a student’s CV and give them the all-important edge they need to succeed.

“We were delighted to nominate Lisa for this award, she is always polite and diligent, Lisa is totally committed to delivering high quality care and her personality shone through from day one. Since then Lisa has become such a valuable asset to our business. Ever mindful of her University commitments which always take priority, Lisa cares for a small number of Home Instead clients each week in the local community who all require different care skills. They all continue to appreciate her professionalism, impeccable time keeping, thoughtful & caring nature and her kind endeavours. Lisa has too many attributes to list them all”.

Lisa “simply gets it” and shares our company culture and ethos, she understands that although our expectations are relatively simple and straight forward, the words “to fail” or “let someone down” are words that do not appear in our dictionary, she pushes the envelope every day with her consistency, caring nature and compassion, this is why she is adored by so many people in our local community and why she is a true Ambassador for our high quality care business. Lisa is currently pursuing her QCF Level Two in Health and Social Care and will also shortly be enrolled on our Specialist City & Guilds CAREGiver Dementia training, as part of her on-going training and development with Home Instead.

Gail Godson Director of Home Instead goes on to say, “I know all the clients that Lisa carers for, would like to join all of us in congratulating Lisa on this prestigious award. In our opinion Lisa shows relentless commitment, compassion, diligence, professionalism and makes such a valuable contribution to society and this enormous effort could not be better recognised, than by winning this credible and most well deserved award”.

Lisa will now be entered for the regional SEOTY and could go on to be a short listed finalist in the National SEOTY, to be held later this summer in mid July.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home