Bluebird Care Exeter & East Devon Newsletter - February 2016

Welcome to this latest addition of our monthly newsletter!

22/05/2019

Welcome to this latest addition of our monthly newsletter!

Welcome to this latest addition of our monthly newsletter!

 
I find that January is always a bit of a funny month, with everyone gearing up for the year ahead. However, I can definitely say that for us it was certainly a varied month, including two of the team guest staring on a local radio show! Although both were very nervous they came across very naturally and spoke warmly and passionately about the brilliant work Bluebird Care does across Exeter and East Devon.

January also saw some new recruits in the form of two Health & Social Care students from Exeter College. The girls are with us for the next few months learning about what a career in Care can offer, what the challenges are but also what a rewarding job it is. Shadowing our experienced and dedicated Care Assistants also gives them a chance to ask any questions they have or get their concerns about a job in Care answered by the people who know it best.

 


On the 30th January, two of our passionate team; Jasmine Broome, Business Leader in East Devon and Lydia Ward, Marketing Communications Manager were invited to speak on Gina Awad’s “Living Better with Dementia” radio show on Phonic FM. 

Jasmine and Lydia spoke openly about Bluebird Care’s work with caring for people with Dementia as well as our internal communication strategies to engage with a lone work force.

You can listen to the recording by clicking here

 


 

In our January blog we looked at the prevalence and impact of loneliness and what campaigns and help there is out there for anyone experiencing feelings of isolation and loneliness. 

Read the blog here
 

 

 

As the cold weather looks set to continue over the next couple of weeks we’re continuing our Winter Warmth Campaign where we’re urging vulnerable people across Exeter and East Devon to #ThinkWARMTH 

Wrap Up indoors and outdoors. Wearing extra layers indoors can help you keep warm.

Alert Keep an eye on the weather forecast, stock up with nutritious food and speak to your GP about medicine in advance of a cold snap. If you have vulnerable neighbours, try and check up on them during cold weather.

Risk Minimise the risk of falls or becoming ill by taking the weather into account when you plan activity when severe weather is forecast.

Money Winter bills can be very expensive.  Make sure that you’re receiving all of the benefits you’re eligible for.

Temperature Ensure the rooms that you use in your home are heated to an appropriate temperature.

Hot Meals One hot meal a day, and hot drinks throughout the day can help to keep you warm.

Click the image below to read more about the campaign:

 

 

East Devon
Georgina Ellis

Georgina has been nominated by two of our Customers, Ms B and Mr & Mrs L.

Both said they have enjoyed seeing Georgina develop and progress from a new Care Worker to a confident and competent member of the team.

They both wanted to extend their gratitude and felt that Georgina deserved recognition for her hard work and commitment.

Exeter
Ryan Stuart

Ryan has been awarded Care Worker of the Month for his continued hard work, commitment to his Live In Customers wellbeing, social and community interaction and consistently receives excellent feedback from three other Bluebird Care offices Bristol, Bradford upon Avon and the New Forest.  

You can find out more about Ryan by visiting our Live In Care Section where he talks us through what a day as a Live In Care Assistant looks like!

Thank you and congratulations Georgina and Ryan!
 

 
 
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