After nearly two decades as a community carer, Gordon Price is enjoying retirement with his wife - who he met at Brunelcare.
Gordon, 65, joined Brunelcare nearly two decades ago to become a Somerset community carer, looking for a career change after spending 33 years as an engineer.
Gordon has cared for over 450 people during his time at Brunelcare, and he even found something he wasn’t expecting - true love!
Five years into working with Brunelcare, Gordon met his wife, Sue, when she joined his community care team. The pair worked home visits together, and said they immediately hit it off.
Sue said: “I was with Brunelcare as a community carer for 12 and a half years and loved every minute of it. I loved working with Gordon and there was a spark between us as soon as we met. He’s such a great carer and always puts a smile on our clients faces, he was a true inspiration to work with, an amazing carer and is a fantastic husband.”
The pair began dating shortly after, and have now been married for 10 years. Gordon and Sue are enjoying retirement together, doing lots of gardening, baking, and going for walks with their dog Archie.
Gordon said: “I started with Brunelcare when I was 48-years-old in 2003. I had a full head of hair then! I absolutely loved working at the charity, my team was great and my clients became my family. I would visit people in their own homes providing care across Somerset. The job was so fulfilling, I’ll miss my colleagues and clients immensely. What I didn’t expect to happen at Brunelcare is finding the love of my life. This, alongside delivering extraordinary care to extraordinary people, was the best part of the job!”
Gordon will be sorely missed by his team, who clubbed together to get him garden ornaments and a cream tea for two to celebrate his retirement.
Leanne Swift, community carer and colleague of Gordon’s said: Gordon is the funniest, most generous man who always went above and beyond for the people we cared for. It’s a pleasure to know and to have worked with Gordon. He was loved by clients and employees alike and always brightened the day of those around him! He’ll be missed by all at Brunelcare, but now he can relax and spend time with Sue!”
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