Good news stories and innovation from the homecare sector – Mid-July 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 feature in Poems in a Pandemic

Gary Hume, a live-in carer from the Good Care Group in London, was a finalist for Care Talk’s Poem in a Pandemic competition. You can hear the poem below:

Knitted gifts for the NHS from 101 year-old client of Caremark Redditch & Bromsgrove

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCY8qTusPs7/?igshid=1djyjorm68lh0

Client treat boxes for Radfield Homecare Wakefield and Dewsbury

Jackie Gillen, owner and director and Gemma Bristow, registered care manager for the office, have been busy creating personal ‘Treat Boxes’ as they identified early on the social impact, including isolation, that lockdown was having upon their clients. 

Lunch deliveries for Home Instead Stockport clients

Handwritten thanks for Bluebird Peterborough and Stamford

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCY7lkglTik/?igshid=17vt5p45z0f37

Painting gift from client of Right at Home Stortford & Braintree

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCYgrMBswxe/?igshid=1vfejy84yos15

Gift for Helping Hands Richmond carer

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCjHHedMK4z/

Dance sessions for Northamptonshire’s Oakfield Community Easton Maudit clients

Hand-written thanks to Northallerton’s Blossom Home Care

Care Workers Charity raises over £2m

Caring Connections featured in Liverpool John Moores Uni website

Photo taken before March 2020

Merseyside’s Caring Connections featured on the Liverpool John Moore University website. They have several managers on leadership courses at the university, and praised LJMU for the course content, which has helped them get through the pandemic. Read more here.