I was delighted to be asked by Louise Crampton if I would like to join the Recruitment Group in January of this year, I jumped at the chance. We didn’t all know each other at first. However as the months have gone by, we are all getting to know each other extremely well!

Since joining the group, I myself have gained a hell of a lot of self-confidence and I am really enjoying myself! I suspect all the other members of the group are as well. I love the way we are all getting to know one another. I have to be very honest here, I have never done anything like this before! I would also like to add, it is really great sitting on the panel of the group and hearing everybody’s points of view and all the issues that we all raise and talk about which are a very valid aspect within the group.

We have all come a long way since we joined the group. In particular all the questions we all ask, etc. however, some of the questions are quite brilliant and hard to answer sometimes.

At this stage it would be very unfair to mention any names within the group itself. However, I think a mention must go to every member of the group and to those from the Wilf Ward Family Trust. Like I said earlier, I think it is a wonderful group! Also we have tea, coffee, etc, to give ourselves a little break – we all need one!

I must give a mention to Louise Crampton who is doing a sterling job as our ‘Chairperson’ – not to mention all of us on the whole as a group. I think we are all doing so well, we are keeping the group going for as long as we can – it would be a great pity if we were to stop it now.

I would like to say also – every question and all our points of view are taken with great interest and some are taken with top priority to say the least. I also think that all our voices are heard with all the points of view that we all bring up, and the way everything is being handled in such a great fashion.

We are all hoping as the months go by that our group will get better and better. I am sure as we all progress, our group will just get better as we go along with everything and I firmly believe we can go on as intended to.

I have to confess, I’ve been quite shy over the years, but the recruitment group has helped me “come out of my shell” and that has been all worthwhile! Without the group this would not have been at all possible, I might add. For this reason, I would like to thank the group for making me so welcome right from the very beginning.

Our aim of the group is: to bring people together, to work in happy surroundings, meet individual needs for each resident and so on. I feel in that time, as a group we can all do this together.

On behalf of myself, I would like to thank each and every one of you for making the great success of the group.