Residents and staff at a care home are celebrating a milestone for their housekeeper, who has just passed a quarter of a century working there.

Liz Swindles has worked at Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley for more than 20 years and is known for always having a friendly face.

Having started work at the care home part-time when her son started school, the job turned into an unexpected long-term role.

Liz said: “I didn’t think I would be working here 25 years later! I have met so many interesting people over the years and heard many stories from both residents and staff.

“I met my husband here when he was working as a handy man at Friars Mead. He doesn’t work here any more, but we will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this November.

“I guess Friars Mead will always mean a little more to me than just a place where I work. I can’t say that I will be here in another 25 years, unless it's as a resident – I can then tell all my stories to the next housekeeper.“

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The home’s residents and her colleagues bought Liz some flowers and a gift to celebrate her milestone and she is now enjoying some annual leave while the home prepares for the Christmas season.