Good news stories and innovation from the homecare sector – Mid-May 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]

Costa Coffee donations to Cathedral Gate Homecare Salisbury

Care Co-ordinator Abbie Heffron and Registered Manager Rayna Read with donations from Costa Coffee.

Presents for clients from Helpling Hands Watford

VE Day cakes for Home Instead Bromley’s clients

Pocket hugs for Bluebird Kent’s clients

A thank you from Waitrose to Caremark

Care and support worker Monica from Caremark (Worcester & Malvern Hills) was surprised and happy to be greeted recently with clapping, flowers and a mug when visiting her local Waitrose after one of her shifts.

Thank you donations to Westmorland Care

Caring Connections in the Daily Mirror

Inter-County Care’s VE Celebrations

Inter-County Care celebrated VE Day with their clients. Care worker Mandy Haynes from Christchurch made a selection of flower pots with flags and gave them to her clients.

Radfield Home Care’s Carer Survival Kits for staff

Care managers Jackie Gillen and Gemma Bristow created carer surival kits for all their staff at Radfield Homecare Wakefield and Dewsbury.

“We really appreciate our team of care professionals, nothing gets in their way, absolutely amazing they are! We wanted to send a surprise gift to show our appreciation and brighten up the day a little in these testing times for our team, we decided to issue a ‘Carer Survival Kit’ which we hand made for each member of our team.Little things make a BIG Difference!Thank you all again for all that you do”

Right at Home Stockport’s veteran on VE Day

Dominos donations to Agincare

Dominos Pizza have been donating free pizza to careworkers at Agincare across the UK.

A Class Care fundraising for their service users

A Class Care are fundraising for their care users during Mental Health Awareness Week. They are hoping to raise £500 to go towards purchasing tablets and Facebook pods for their most vulnerable clients.

Read more in the Bedford Independent

RAF Veteran shows appreciation for Kare Plus Norwich carers

The husband of a client of Kare Plus Norwich asked if he could do something to show his appreciation for their care staff for that week’s clap for carers.

George is a RAF veteran and the staff also wanted to show their respects to him and his generation. They saluted and clapped George, as well as all the veterans who served, in this 75-year anniversary. While George did this:

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