The 5 Star Afternoon Tea Club with a Twist!

Home Instead Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent has treated eight team members who have worked with them for five years or longer to a ‘takeaway’ afternoon tea from local Glost House Café in Longton.

Sandra Edden, co-owner of Home Instead, usually rewards the company’s CAREGivers who have worked with the team for five years or more by treating them to an afternoon tea at a local tearoom. Unfortunately, this couldn’t go ahead this year due to covid-19 restrictions, so Sandra instead organised for them to receive a ‘takeaway’ afternoon tea from the Glost House Café.

Sandra was at the café with social distancing in place to meet with the caregivers and team members collecting their afternoon teas, in order to personally thank them for their hard work and dedication over the past five years.

Sandra commented: “I felt very proud to reward team members who have been working with us for five years or more, as we are so grateful for their ongoing dedication to caring for seniors in our community. Our CAREGivers and office team are integral to our success and we couldn’t do what we do without them.

“We are particularly proud of the ongoing resilience and adaptability our team has shown throughout the covid-19 pandemic, quickly adapting to using PPE and following new restrictions. We have shown we are well-equipped to keep our staff and clients as safe as possible, and we are thankful to our caregivers for calmly continuing with their work during this somewhat troubling time.

“I would also like to thank Ann and team at the Glost House Café for providing us with the afternoon tea treats; they were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone!”

Mandy, who received an afternoon tea commented: “It was such a lovely gesture, and the afternoon tea was delicious! Many thanks to Sandra and the team for organising this treat for us, it’s really made my day.”
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