Among the new recruits to our Companionship Team is singer and pianist Nicky Stevens, a member of the 1976 Eurovision-winning group Brotherhood of Man.
Their song Save Your Kisses for Me, went on to be a number one hit in 33 countries, holding the top spot in the UK for six weeks and becoming one of the most successful Eurovision songs ever.
A classically trained singer and pianist, Nicky has been a professional musician all her adult life.
Like other performers, she and her bandmates had been looking forward to a busy season of gigs until the Covid crisis hit. She then saw a Colten Care recruitment advert, applied and got a job at Amberwood House.
“It’s absolutely fantastic,” Nicky says of her new role. “Witnessing our residents being happy because of what we do as a team makes all our work so worthwhile.”
Amberwood House resident Kathleen Bonner said: “Nicky has the most beautiful singing voice and it’s absolutely amazing to think we have a Eurovision Song Contest winner performing songs live to us in our own lounge.”