Social Care Worker celebrated by Prime Minister

Speke resident and Caring Connections employee, Katy Murphy (pictured on the right) was invited to No10 Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a number of leading Health and Social figures to celebrate her role as a front line social care worker throughout the pandemic.

24/11/2021. London, United Kingdom. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Minister of State for Care at the Department of Health and Social Care Gillian Keegan host a Social Care reception in the Pillared room within 10 Downing Street. Picture by Tim Hammond / No 10 Downing Street

Katy a registered manager for local charity Caring Connections was one of only a handful of social care workers invited to the thank you reception on the 24th November. She was nominated by the National Homecare association alongside her organization for her work in celebrating front line care workers throughout the pandemic and also her participation in a BBC news feature allowing camera crews to follow her on her care shifts.

Katy said ‘ I thought it was a joke when I first received the invite with someone in the office playing a prank, but it wasn’t. I must admit I was proud and honored to go the 10 downing street and meet the prime minister, I never dreamt I would have opportunities like this when I joined the care workforce. It was a really good event, and I was so proud to be there representing all those hard working front line social care workers as its very rare we are recognized or praised, so this meant a lot’

Katy has worked for over 4 years as a social care worker and through her hard work and dedication to others has risen through the ranks of Caring Connections to now being one of its senior managers.

Paul Growney CEO, Caring Connections said ‘Katy is an absolute star she truly is committed to the wellbeing of others. Through her hard work and resilience, she has moved through the care ranks rapidly and really acts as inspiration to those joining the workforce. I am proud that she was recognized by the prime minister for all her hard work but as Katy says there needs to be so much more for our hard working social care workers out there’