Covid 19 Emergency Fund and Crisis Grant Fund

You may be aware of the normal hardship grant available for care staff ; however you may not be aware that an additional line of support has been launched to cover any staff who work in social care who may be struggling financially due to Covid 19. For example, somebody on SSP or who is self-isolating unpaid.
For further information, please click here as you are supported.

Thinking yellow

“Losing someone is hard enough, but not being able to hold your family close when you do is the most gut-wrenching pain I’ve ever felt in my life.”
Carer bereaved by Covid 19,
Guardian Newspaper 20th March 2020

At a time when even grieving is impacted by social distancing, a family has come up with the idea of displaying a yellow heart to show the loss of a loved one due to Covid-19. Let’s support each other in this time where grieving may be more difficult than normal and put up a yellow heart in remembrance of those that are gone but not forgotten.

Poems in a Pandemic

 

A collaboration of social care providers, along with support from Care Talk, are running a poem competition for front-line social care staff and support workers.

The competition has been split into 10 categories, with the winners of each category having their work published in a book. The proceeds of the books will go to supporting the mental health of care workers through art projects.

A separate art competition will be running alongside as well. So get your creative thinking caps on and getting writing/drawing! Good luck!

For further information and rules go to Caretalk by click here.

The Rainbows have landed

Something truly wonderful has been happening at the Care at Home Services and Beechtree branches. An amazing display of creativity, competition and compassion. A new gallery is on the website so you can all have a look at the fantastic work across the branches. If you click on the image under each branch it will open up a page with further imagery. Please click here to view the gallery.

Bexhill Christmas Jumper Day raises funds for Save the Children

One of the many events which took place this Christmas was in our Bexhill office. Staff there raised over £75 which will help local children in need this Christmas. The money raised will be donated to Save the Children.

Thanks so much to all the staff for getting involved today and wearing their Christmas jumpers. Well done especially to Necia for ‘Pinning the nose’ closest on James Blunt.

Beech Tree Total Care receives Excellence Award

A huge congrats to one of our sister companies , Beech Tree Total Care , who was awarded runner up in the Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award 2018.

Hypo Awareness Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness of hypoglycaemia in the UK by educating healthcare professionals. Beech Tree Total Care recognised the need to provide staff with key skills and support, to enable them to provide clients with the best possible care.

 

 

Veronica Boyd receives 20 year service award

Veronica Boyd’s dedication was recently recognised by receiving her 20 year service award on Friday, 24th August.

Veronica started working for the company in the Bexhill office in 1998 and is now the Senior Coordinator there.  She loves her job and is a brilliant ambassador for the company.

She received a framed certificate, a 20 year service badge that she wears with pride, flowers and a night away for two comprising of a hotel stay, dinner and spa treatments.

Margaret House Extra Care residents bandstand trip

On Sunday, 9th September, 7 residents from Margaret House Extra Care in Uckfield went to the Eastbourne Band Stand to listen to the brass band.  Accompanied by two care staff and a family member, they had a lovely afternoon in the sunshine as the weather was definitely onside.  The outing was initially planned for the previous week, but it poured with rain so we were lucky enough to be able to have a great day out the following week.

Everybody had a wonderful time and we look forward to the next one.

 

Congratulations Lisa Mouzer on 20 years of service

Congratulations to Lisa Mouzer who has been with the company for 20 years. She was presented with flowers, various gifts and a 20 years’ service certificate. Lisa stated that the reason she stayed with Care at Home Services for such a long time, was that the clients are delightful, her colleagues are fantastic and a real team. She said that the office staff are always there to help.

Thank you Lisa, we appreciate all the hard work and dedication to your clients over the past 20 years.

Thanks to our carers

We really do appreciate our hard-working carers who went out in the snow this winter. The photo shows one of our carers in the Cranbrook area of Kent getting in shopping by using a sledge to transport the shopping for clients unable to brave the snow.

Our clients all live in a small Kent village with a close community feel. Over the snow period our care workers ensured everyone had the bare essentials such as milk, bread, butter and enough food for main meals etc.. A special thanks to all of our dedicated carers who genuinely care for their clients.