Good news stories and innovation from the homecare sector – Late-September 2020

Here are some of the good news stories our members have been sharing on social media in the past few weeks. If you’d like to be featured in a future “Good news stories and innovation” blog please email [email protected]

Good Care Group careworker goes the extra mile for client’s 99th birthday

Professional live-in carer Sarah’s client, Mr R, turned 99 years old in April this year. Sadly, because of lockdown he was not able to share his special day with family and friends. Shielding with her client but determined to mark the occasion, Sarah planned a day of special birthday celebrations that could be done whilst observing all safety recommendations.

Sarah said “I wanted to arrange these celebrations as it seemed such a shame for my client to not be able to celebrate his 99th birthday how he and his family would have liked. As I was the closest person to him and a great working relationship with him, I wanted to make him as happy as he could be on such a special day, and make him aware the day had not been forgotten.

When the big day arrived, I decorated his home with flowers and balloons and a friend of Mr R helped me get some of his close friends to gather in the street at a safe distance to be able to wish him a Happy Birthday. He was really surprised to see everyone, it was a lovely joyous moment. I had arranged birthday cake and champagne for everyone to toast him with, and his friend took some photos.”

A Scouts donation to Home Instead York’s clients

A thank you to Kemble at Home staff from David Walliams

Birthday celebration for Bluebird Kent client

Fundraising from Right at Home UK

Birthday celebrations for Hales Home Care client

Client thanks for Care & Carers

Beach trip for Caremark Worthing client

Crescent Homecare raises thousands for Macmillan

Helping Hands carer’s piano treat for her client