My Moments is one of the ways we recognise and reward the teams and individuals who have gone to extraordinary lengths to make a difference in someone's life, to the care sector or to our services.
Whether it is a member of staff, a resident, or one of their loved ones, My Moments celebrates the people that make Cornwall Care so special.
Karen works in Flexicare, our staffing agency, and was nominated by Lisa Flowers, our Registered Manager at Woodland, our care home in St Austell, where she often works.
"I would very much like to nominate Karen Best for a My Moments Award, as she is such a hard worker with a fabulous positive attitude, no matter what the shift might throw at her.
She also took the time, just before Christmas and during her own time, to take one of our residents shopping and for coffee - this made a huge difference to the resident and left her beaming for days.
Whenever we hold events of fundraising days at Woodland, regardless of whether Karen is on shift or not, she always takes the time to come in and get involved and show her support.
I think she is extremely deserving of this award and is an asset to Flexicare and our company."
Lisa Flowers, Registered Manager at Woodland
This is what some of her colleagues had to say:
"Karen came into Woodland, on her day off, to take part in the sponsored bike ride, which raised money for the residents' Christmas Fund." Anon
"Karen goes 'above and beyond' what is required of her, without it ever being a problem. She volunteers her own time to make our residents smile and feel valued. Everyone at Woodland, staff included, love working with Karen." Anon
"Karen joined Flexicare in May 2016 and has been a positive advocate for Flexicare ever since. She is conscientious and demonstrates her passion for her role at every opportunity, striving for the best for our clients, going above-and-beyond. She is also very efficient 'behind the scenes' here in Flexicare.
We constantly receive praise for Karen's performance. Services regularly sat they would snap her up - one of the best carers they have ever worked with! Karen is a real asset to our team.
A huge thank you for all you do and congratulations Karen - well and truly deserved!" Katie Dean, Manager of Flexicare, Cornwall Care's Internal Staffing Agency
Thank you Karen, we appreciate everything you do!