Lucy has worked at Ivydene for five years. The home’s dedicated activities leader Lucy Cassidy is so passionate about enriching her residents’ lives that she was shortlisted for the South West regional finals of the Great British Care Awards 2018 in the Care Home Activity Organiser category. The award celebrates individuals who provide activities which reflect their exceptional skills and creativity.
Highlights in her nomination show her determination to make special wishes come true for every one of her residents. This happened for the home’s daredevil Winnie Davies, who receives residential care. Winnie dreamt of ice skating for the first time, so for her 102nd birthday Lucy made it happen. By pushing Winnie in her wheelchair smoothly along the ice, she brought absolute joy to the great, great grandmother. Winnie became the oldest person in South Hams to skate at Plymouth Pavilions.