Sompting care home worker retires after 25 years

A care home worker has retired after working for 25 years at the Rectory House Care Home.

Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 1:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 1:06 pm
Sandra Cheatham, front row second from left, with members of the Rectory House team.

Sandra Cheatham was considered to be ‘part of the family’ at the care home in West Street, Sompting, starting her career in 1990 as a care assistant looking after the 41 elderly residents living there.

After 15 years of caring, she transferred to laundry assistant, a post she held for ten years.

Scarlett MacDonald, home manager said: “Sandra was a valued member of the team. When you consider that the average length of a job tenure in Britain is just over eight years, her loyalty to us is a wonderful acknowledgement that the Rectory is a friendly place where everyone feels at home.

“We will miss Sandra, but hope she enjoys many happy retirement years with her husband Dennis, and visiting her children and grandchildren.”

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