Staff gathered at a care home in Rushden for a celebration in recognition for their long service at the home.

 Six members of staff at Victoria House celebrated between 21 and 44 years’ service – having transferred from Northamptonshire County Council in 2004.

Enjoying the celebrations and delicious scones freshly baked from the kitchen were Councillor Richard Lewis and CEO for Shaw healthcare, Russell Brown who presented staff with certificates.

Service manager for the home, Teresa Taylor, has worked for Shaw since 2009. She said: “I am so proud of the staff here at Victoria House. The fact we have so many staff who have been here for so long is a testament to what a great team we have.”

Louise Mutton, a team leader at Victoria House, has worked at Victoria House for over 30 years and was thanked for her long service. Louise, who was a finalist at the recent Shaw Star Awards, is one of four family members at the home, with her son, Jacob, working as a maintenance operative and two of her relatives are residents.

She said: “Victoria House is one big family and I am proud to have worked here for as long as I have. It was fantastic for us all to come together and celebrate some great achievements, especially after such a challenging time for health and social care throughout the pandemic.”