Morris Care shining light on its people and the towns’ favourite polar bears

Quality care specialist, Morris Care, hosted a Christmas reception to celebrate 25 years of quality care throughout Shropshire and Cheshire. 

Hosted at Morris & Company head office, Welsh Bridge, guests included professional partners, colleagues and representatives who have contributed and help shape the business over the years, along with six members of the care team who between them have been with the company for over 155 years.

Bill Morris, who founded the care division with the opening of its first pioneering Morris Care home in Radbrook, Shrewsbury, presented all six staff with a commemorative gift whilst Nicky Thomas was presented with a watch for her 25 years service at the division’s Radbrook home.

Having established an excellent reputation with Radbrook Nursing Home, the company grew from strength to strength opening new homes in Wellington, Audlem and Bridgnorth every five consecutive years.

More recently, such was the demand, that two new homes were opened in Shrewsbury and Church Stretton in quick succession, and all seven homes are now a thriving part of the communities they serve.

To mark the occasion and to add a festive cheer to the proceedings, guests were invited to witness the Christmas light switch-on of the well-known Morris polar bear lights which each year descend from the arctic and take up residence on Morris & Company roof.

Two members of the Morris family, who represent the sixth generation of this Shropshire business, Isabelle Morris and Rosie Morris, led the switch on.

Timothy Morris, Director of Morris Care, said: “Over the years we have always remained true to our aims - to ensure we continuously deliver an holistic approach to caring for each and every one of our residents, meeting their different needs and providing first-class care to all.

“People are at the heart of the care profession and I am so proud of the number of long serving staff we have at Morris Care who have demonstrated a total commitment and dedication to caring for our residents.

“It takes a whole host of people and team work to deliver first rate care. We are delighted that many of the professionals from local GPs to care commissioners and local community groups who visit our residents and who have supported our endeavours to create a leading Care portfolio in the region, have been able to join us. We would like to thank everyone involved with Morris Care.”

For more information on Morris Care and its seven care homes in Shropshire and Cheshire visit www.morriscare.co.uk.

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