A WOMAN who has spent two decades working with the elderly in a sheltered housing scheme in Chester has retired.
Lyn Derricutt, 66, has been manager of Tweedsmuir, an independent living scheme run by Muir) Group Housing Association for over 60s, in Vicars Cross since 1993.
Over the years Lyn, who lives in Overpool, has cared for hundreds of residents and it is being part of their lives that she will miss the most.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the elderly. It has given me great job satisfaction,” said Lyn, a grandmother-of-six.
“Residents have a wealth of wisdom and they have so much love to give.
“I got to know each of the residents and their families individually, and I’ll really miss the camaraderie.
“It’s been a lovely environment to work in.
“I feel very privileged to have worked in a place with such beautiful grounds and with such lovely people.”
Lyn joined Tweedsmuir after working as a care assistant in a nursing home in Bromborough and during her career she was nominated for the NSPCC Cheshire Woman of the Year award and also won awards from Muir Group Housing Association for her dedication and professionalism.
Nicola Baumber, supported housing manager, said: “Lyn has dedicated the last 20 years to supporting the residents at Tweedsmuir to live happy and fulfilled lives.
“She has gone the extra mile every day to make a difference to the lives of older people. It is now time for Lyn to enjoy her well-earned retirement and to let someone else carry on her fantastic work at Tweedsmuir.”
Neil Corbin has taken over and started his new role on Monday, September 23.