Yvonne Atkinson

Skye Harvey Acts of Kindness – Individual

Organisation:

RAAFA

Yvonne is a dedicated carer who started as a student and excelled at RAAFA. She never hesitates to put her hand up to assist the Residents or the VBL team, is always positive, cheerful, and enthusiastic.
She has a great sense of humour and brightens up staff and residents’ spirits and moral.
Nothing is never an effort and always will go above and beyond, going that extra mile to make a difference to our residents’ choices and dignity.
Her patience, care and dedication are so evident, bringing a smile to all the residents faces.

Yvonne is an amazing carer and colleague and is respected by all.
It is a pleasure to have such a compassionate thoughtful carer in the team, she is a role model and mentor to our new staff.
Yvonne’s sense of humour and kind nature reflects in a very harmonious environment as she always has a smile on her face, no job too big or too small for her. In addition, she is 5 star carer that every Facility manager would dream of in their facility.

Strong friendships bloomed as part of the Adopt a Grandparent program at AFME last year, which is running again this years. Residents at the estate were able to strike up firm friendships with students from All Saints College as part of an intergenerational initiative, which encourages companionship and connections between young and old. Year 6 students visited residents every Friday morning, where they were given topics to chat to the seniors about. The benefits of the partnership extended both ways, with students and residents genuinely enjoying their time together and forming strong bonds.

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