Good news stories and innovation from the homecare sector – Mid-January 2021

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

We are delighted to see homecare workers getting vaccinated against coronavirus. The Government, Councils and the NHS are working as quickly as possible to make this a reality across the country. So many members of our workforce want to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Expect this to be organised in local areas shortly if not already.

Over 120 staff vaccinated at Trinity Homecare

Vaccines for Mumbys Homecare

Arts and craft activities for Home Instead Cleveland clients

Hair makeover for Right at Home Guildford and Farnham client

Careworker Emily helped one of our clients with a hair makeover after her client mentioned it to her on one of her visits:

Care workers going the extra mile with OxleyCare

Two careworkers at OxleyCare have been commended for their efforts during the pandemic.

Careworker Ana organised a portable bath that was suitable for her client and could be used on the ground floor.  Ana said: ’It was an adventure!  My client watched as we filled the bathtub with bowls and she stayed in for as long as she wanted.  It was well worth it to see the happiness on her face!’.

Care Coordinator Clair has shopped and dropped off supplies and groceries to carers isolating in between clients or in quarantine. As a result she has spent many hours facilitating safe travel between clients.

Unique Senior Care honour member of staff

Louise Pendleton, Director of Human Resources at Unique Senior Care, sadly lost her life to cancer in 2019, aged 32.  One year on, in honour of the legacy she left behind; Unique Senior Care launched the Louise Pendleton Birthday Award to recognise an outstanding employee who demonstrates characteristics that were important to Louise. The winner was announced as Imogen Moore, a Carer and Team Leader, a year after Louise passed away, on what would have been her birthday, November 17th 2020. In addition to the accolade, Imogen received £2000, £1000 of which she chose to donate to Myton Hospice in memory of Louise. The cheque was presented to the Myton Hospice last Friday.

Cheque presentation: Imogen Moore, Philip Wright-Howarth and Yasmin Audhali.

Smiles for careworker and client at Helping Hands Letchworth

Vaccines for Bluebird Care Ulster staff

All smiles for careworker and clients at Caremark Colchester

Hampers for isolated Caring Connections clients in Liverpool

Westmorland Homecare Director supports lifesaving service

BEEP Doctors, a Cumbrian based charity, who carry out life saving emergency medical care, have announced the induction of several new volunteer doctors. Among the new cohort include Dr Chris Moss, one of the founders of Westmorland Homecare.