Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley Wins National Award

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley has scooped a coveted national award and were also regional finalist in another category.

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley has scooped a coveted national award and was also regional finalist in another category.

The Hipley Street team beat off competition from 200 other Bluebird Care offices across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on October 8 to win The Founders Award for outstanding contribution to Bluebird Care over the previous 12 months. They were also a finalist for the Franchise of the Year award, South West Region.

The team at Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley were selected for the Founders Award due to their significant contribution to the Bluebird Care Group on both a national and regional level - representing the views of regional offices, supporting colleagues and advising and mentoring less experienced office owners.

Mr Colvin said:
The award is the result of outstanding commitment, creativity and hard work by the whole team – who have done an amazing job. We are all delighted to have won such a prestigious national award, especially as the competition was of such a high standard.

It’s been a fantastic five years since we started the business and the service is going from strength-to-strength. At the centre of it all are our customers, who rely on us each day. We are proud to be part of our local community and enable people to live independently at home.”
Bluebird Care chief operating officer Duncan Berry said:
Bluebird Care has been delivering high quality care to thousands of customers at home for over a decade, and we are privileged to have hundreds of franchises that genuinely represent the company’s values, ethos and dedication. It was a very difficult selection process as we had such a high number of strong franchises. Therefore, being nominated is a wonderful achievement, and all our regional finalists demonstrated expertise in care that delivers an exemplary experience.”
The company recently launched an innovative app which allows its staff to communicate electronically about vulnerable people's care - improving safety and streamlining real-time information.

The ‘PASS system’, has been introduced to people receiving care in their own homes. Once The Pass System app is downloaded onto the care worker’s mobile phone, they can access all customer information. Daily care notes can be written directly onto the phone and the information electronically transferred to the provider’s office.

And to help address the problem of loneliness among older people, the organisation, which cares for people in their own homes, has started a dog visiting scheme across the area as part of its “Every Visit Counts” Campaign.

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley encourages its team of 60 care assistants to bring some of their own dogs to visit canine-loving customers, who would otherwise miss out on a cuddle with a four-legged visitor.

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley