Home manager Anne Kasey is celebrating 35 years of service with the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society.
During her career, Anne has overseen the expansion of the charity’s care facilities at its Belvedere House near Banstead, Surrey, to include a dementia wing and helped it achieve top CQC ratings.
Anne said: “I have always been proud of the work that the charity undertakes in caring for our residents. My achievements over the past 35 years are the charity’s successes and I am always happy to see how seafarers benefit from the service we provide.
“It has been a very happy three and a half decades; little did I know back in 1983 that I would still be here 35 years later. To have seen so many faces come through our doors and the joy we can bring to them is truly heart-warming, I now have the pleasure in looking to what the future brings for the Society.”
Anne joined the Society as a nurse at a previous care home located in another area of Banstead in 1983. She worked her way up to become the home’s most senior nurse and manager in 2006.
Whilst rising through the ranks, Anne has gained numerous awards. In 2014 she won the Care Home Registered Manager Award at the Nursing and Residential Care Awards followed by her Outstanding Contribution to Care Award from the Surrey Care Association.
She was also involved in winning the prestigious Care Provider of the Year at the Surrey Care Awards in 2016 and Provider of the Year at the national LaingBuisson Awards in 2017.
Chief Executive of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt, said: “It is humbling to see Anne’s unwavering support for the charity and the care of seafarers and their dependants over the years she has worked here. I can say without a doubt that Anne’s leadership has enabled us to continue to provide the best quality care into the 21st century.
“Her recent outstanding contribution award is a well-deserved symbol of all Anne has given to the health and social care sector. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is very proud and thankful to have Anne as part of its team. “