THE DEDICATION of carers from Leamington was recognised with a special invitation to Downing Street.
During the pandemic’s peak, carers from Kineton Manor Nursing Home stepped up to provide cover when most other staff members came down with Covid.
Kitty Chen and Tintu Tom worked tirelessly to assist with the nursing needs of the residents.
As a result, the two carers were shortlisted to attend a reception at Number 10, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The event was held to thank social care workers for their efforts during the pandemic.
Both Kitty and Tintu have worked at Kineton Manor Nursing Home for more than ten years and are training to become Nurse Associates.
This qualification is normally only studied by NHS workers but both carers – guided by managers Dr Paula du Rand and Carinna Lumayno – are studying hard to become Nurse Associates at Coventry University.
This career progression could eventually lead to roles as registered nurses.
Both Kitty and Tintu have received excellent feedback from their work placements, taking place in a hospital and a GP surgery.
A spokesperson said: “Kineton Manor is extremely proud that two of their staff have received such well-deserved recognition during a very difficult and stressful time for all care homes.”