Continuing on from our previous post, the second category we were shorlisted for at the Health and Social Care awards was none other than:
THE CARE EMPLOYER AWARD
Our manager and Registered Provider, Helen, was absolutely lost for words to hear that she had won the award for Care Employer 2018! What an amazing achievement!
We had a lovely evening at the awards ceremony and every single finalist there was more than deserving of the awards! We heard a wide range of heart warming stories from across the Health and Social Care Sector and it was just fantastic to see so much recognition for many wonderful people.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all those that were nominated, finalists and award winners!
In September 2018, we had the pleasure of attending the Health and Social Care Awards 2018 hosted by the Hereford Times!
We were thrilled to have been shortlisted for two awards, the first being:
The Care Innovator - for our Night Care Team pilot that ran earlier this year for a 6 month period.
Unfortunately we didn't win the Care Innovator award but were just thrilled that we'd made it to the finalist stage anyway! We would like to say a huge congratulations to our lovely ladies that worked so hard on the Night Care Team Pilot!
Every month we announce a carer of the month, for somebody who has worked exceptionally hard over the month. This month, the lovely Jade and Stacy were both so fantastic that we just couldn’t decide between them had to announce them both as our carers of the month!
Well done Jade and Stacy! And thank you both very much for all your hard work.
What a crazy start to March 18! With all this snow around its hard to believe its now spring time! Our carers have been out and about battling the snow and loving every minute of it! Well done to all our lovely ladies who have been working exceptionally hard to reach all our service users! We have also seen huge amount of community spirit which was lovely! Thank you to all the volunteers that have assisted us with vehicles and transporting our carers!
On 26th February 2018, out new night team pilot officially launched! We would like to extend a big warm welcome to all the new staff that joined our night care team!
We all got into the Children in Need spirit here at Altogether Care in November 2017 by having a PJ day! Our service users loved seeing everyone take part!
In the last couple of months we have revamped our administration team and are pleased to announce Donna M (pictured further down this page) and Donna C as our new administration Team!
You can see Donna C pictured on the left with our Registered Provider Helen!
On 1st October 2017 we made the exciting move into our new offices! Don't worry though - we haven't gone far! In fact, we are just across the yard from our old office! Our office number remains the same (01432 344844) and is still answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!
You may have seen us pictured in the latest issue of St Michaels Hospice newsletter! This is a charity very close to our hearts here at Altogether Care so we wanted to do a little something to raise some money. Altogether Care donated winnings from a trip to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot, attended by the group’s owner and manager, Helen Gordon (pictured right), and Mary Knight (left), a Senior Community Support Worker.
They won £196 between them, and kindly rounded it up to £200.
This figure was boosted by £302 collected during a Big Tea at their headquarters in Plough Lane, Hereford.
Members of Altogether Care have also supported St Michael’s in the past, taking part in The Paint Runner.
Altogether Care would like to announce that we have a new administrator in the office! The lovely Donna will be taking your calls every Monday and Tuesday
In July 2017, 5 of our staff members became dementia friends. 2 of these staff members became dementia champions. We are hoping to make all of our staff dementia friends. If you are a family member or a friend and your loved one has dementia and you would like to attend a session or simply find out more about dementia then please contact us on 01432 344844.
July 2017 saw our first Altogether Care Baby Shower! We must have had something in the water here as two of our lovely ladies are expecting! We had a fantastic afternoon and wish these ladies the best of luck!