2021 has ended on a high for 13 staff at specialist healthcare provider, Ludlow Street Healthcare, after they became the latest members of the company’s exclusive 10 Year Club and received their long-service bonus.

The latest intake of staff means that current membership of the 10 Year Club stands at 146, a mixture of clinical and support staff spread across the company’s services in South Wales and Bristol.

Ludlow Street Healthcare, which specialises in providing care for adults over the age of 18 with complex mental health problems, autism, learning disabilities, and neuropsychiatric conditions including dementia and acquired brain injuries, launched its 10 Year Club six years ago to honour its long-serving team members.

One of the staff celebrating this significant milestone is Bridie Longdon. Bridie started as a Support Worker at Pinetree Hospital and since then has progressed to become an Activity Coordinator planning many of the service user events that they run at Pinetree.

Speaking about her decade with Ludlow Street Healthcare, Bridie said: “Ludlow Street Healthcare is such a positive place to work. They really care about their staff and want to see them progress. I’ve seen a lot of changes during my time in the company but the way everyone pulled together at the start of the pandemic was inspiring and I’m proud to be part of such a strong team.”

Ludlow Street Healthcare is committed to offering all staff a tangible career path with many options for promotion, which is one of the many reasons that their 10 Year Club continues to grow. The organisation invests in training for all its staff members and regularly reviews pay to ensure that staff receive some of the best pay rates in the sector.

David Lawrence, CEO of Ludlow Street Healthcare, said: “While in many ways 2021 was an improvement on the year before, it was still fraught with challenges which all our staff rose to magnificently, ensuring that our service users were secure and supported throughout.

“We work hard to ensure that Ludlow Street Healthcare is a positive place to work and the latest entrants into the 10 Year Club show that we are indeed doing something right. We’d like to welcome the 13 newest members to the club and thank them for all their hard work over the last decade.”

Set up in 2005 by healthcare specialists, Ludlow Street Healthcare provides transition-focused healthcare and bespoke step-down services, including specialist assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and education, throughout Wales and the South West of England. The organisation has developed a reputation for its person-centred approach, community-focused settings and specialist staff.

Since its inception, Ludlow Street Healthcare has supported and cared for over 800 people. For over a decade, it has worked in partnership with the NHS, developing services and investing in the necessary health infrastructure and staff training, to support patients on their journey to recovery and a more independent and fulfilling life, through step-down to community living – improving social integration and inclusion.

By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.