Good news stories and innovation from the homecare sector – Mid-June 2020

During this uncertain period, here are ways in which the homecare sector is responding to these unprecedented times caused by COVID-19. Here are some of the good news stories our members have been sharing on social media. If you’d like to be featured in a future “Good news stories and innovation” blog please email [email protected]

Donations to Evesham’s Mayfair Care Agency

Home Instead Southampton client celebrates 102nd birthday

Southampton resident, Rita, recently turned 102 and enjoyed a socially distant celebration with her carers from Home Instead Senior Care.

Rita receives support from HISC’s Southampton branch, so that she can remain living independently in her own home. She has been supported for nearly a year and continues to receive support during the covid-19 pandemic.

PPE donations to Caremark Kirklees

Face shields built by two inspiring Huddersfield children have been donated for use by carers at Caremark (Kirklees).

Caremark (Kirklees) are the latest organisation to benefit from the kindness of Thomas and Ellie who have been putting together shields for staff working on the front line. The siblings, with the support of their parents Margie and Stephen, have also supplied NHS workers, GPs and people working in care homes.

Penpals and gifts to Right at Home Cardiff and Newport clients

Asda in Eastbourne donates to Helping Hands carers

An Asda branch in Eastbourne has donated food parcels to their local Helping Hands branch and their carers.

Gifts for All Seasons Community Support clients

Staff at All Seasons Community Support CIC provided gifts for their clients to boost morale.

Bag donations to Alcedo Care Wigan and St Helens

Bags4Care have donated an array of homemade washbags to staff at Alcedo Care Wigan and St Helens. The bags help to stop the spread of infection when uniforms are washed.

Cera Essex and Havering help celebrate client’s 103rd birthday

Mobile sanitiser donations to Bluebird Care West Berkshire and Northants

Knitted hearts for clients of St John’s Winchester

Clients and staff members at St John’s Winchester have been knitting pairs of hearts. Clients will receive one heart of the pair, while their family members will receive the other.

Everyone including clients, care workers and staff of Hales Care can access free Zumba classes

Clients of Hales Care can access free zumba classes. An example of the classes can be found here:

Fundraising by Worcester Park’s Trinity Homecare

For the “Trinity Arts and Crafts Challenge”, Trinity’s Live-in Carers and Clients are going to be keeping themselves busy over the next couple of months by creating artistic pieces. Whether it be poetry, knitting, or painting, they will be creating works of art to donate to their local NHS hospitals and GP practices. 

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