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. If you would like to submit a story for consideration please get in contact.
Party for clients and careworkers at Helping Hands Homecare Cheadle
Jubilee celebrations at Fosse Healthcare
🇬🇧🙌 Reflecting on what was an amazing weekend!— Fosse Healthcare (@FosseHealth) June 6, 2022
Check out some more photos showing our celebrations for the Queen’s #PlatinumJubilee over the last few days.
Everyone had such a wonderful time (just look at those smiles!) ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SIvLHY8AIs
Home Jubilee celebrations for clients at Caremark Guildford
Jubilee surprises for Walfinch Homecare clients and careworkers
Kam Gill, Walfinch Oxford owner and care co-ordinator Sarah Stanbrook were out and about surprising members of their care team with Jubilee cakes, just before they went into clients’ homes, so they could have Jubilee teas together.
“Between us we certainly managed to spread some jubilee cheer,” says Sarah – who also used her craft skills to make sure careworkers were suitably decorated for the occasion.
Clients unite for the Jubilee celebrations at Bluebird Newmarket
Celebrations at home for clients at Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire
Jubilee cake treats for clients at Wright Care at Home
British Empire Medal revelation at Home Instead Exeter
Saint Mary's stadium trip for client and careworker at Abicare
From hopsital to royal treatment at home thanks to Kingsway Care
Find out how we supported a Kingsway Care Client after a spell in hospital and gave her the royal treatment at home 💛 https://t.co/o6aqQbM8vF #careathome #personaltouch #outstandingcare #brighton #hove pic.twitter.com/LksjFRosEt— KingswayCare (@KingswayCare) June 7, 2022
Theatre trip for client and careworker at Pineshield
Lauren and K visited the Wales Millennium Centre last week to watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!— Pineshield Health & Social Care Services (@Pineshield) May 28, 2022
They had a great time! 🌈#rewarding #socialcare #morethanajob pic.twitter.com/PvQ2ZsrpBf
Awareness campaign by Your Home Care
Music video to raise awareness of careworkers in Nottingham, promoted by Tu Vida
Clients nominate careworkers for awards at Supreme Home Care
100th birthday for client at Good Care Group
And finally here are a few great examples of dementia care from our members which we didn't have time to include in our Dementia Action Week social media round-up a few weeks ago.
Breakfast treat for client at Complete Care
At Complete Care careworker Libby allowed her client to prepare her own breakfast in a safe and managed way. Libby ensured everything she would need was on the table in front of her, and took a step back to let her client complete this task for herself. Never assume that a person with dementia has forgotten life skills, it is excellent way to maintain their independence.
Immersive experience in Liverpool for clients and careworkers at Professional Carers
Professional Carers invited ‘The House of Memories’ by Liverpool Museums to visit their Extra Care Scheme at St Oswalds Court. It is the first-ever immersive mobile museum experience in the UK, it has been designed to create memorable experiences for vulnerable and socially isolated people and people living with dementia. The vehicle meets people in their neighbourhoods - at settings such as care homes, community centres or even local shopping car parks. Using digital technology, House of Memories On The Road recreates the sights, sounds and smells of the past through a virtual 'front door'. Experiences will range from a trip on Liverpool’s Overhead Railway and a visit to a 1950s grocery store to a virtual day out at the seaside or a forest. It proved so popular that Professional Carers organised a second event.
Local harbour visit for client and careworker at Optimum Care
Earl is a client of Optimum Care, he receives careworker Gina to get out into his local community. Gina takes Earl out on a weekly basis, where they visit the local harbour to feed the birds, visit Earl’s favourite café for a coffee and slice of cake, and even have time for some board games, in particular snakes and ladders. Earl is 83 years old and is such a happy outgoing person. Gina is deeply passionate about her role and remarks how much Earl benefits from getting out into his local community to flourish.