On friday 5th May we supported Free Radio's new charity cash for kids! We wanted to make a difference to the lives of children living across the West Midlands who are finding life tough. They could be living in poverty, with an illness or disability or be subject to neglect or abuse, so that's exactly why we supported Cash for Kids! We had a fantastic day raising awareness and fundraising and we cannot wait to support this charity again next year!
January has long been known as ‘the most depressing month’ – but this Monday has become known as the most depressing day in the whole year as people come down from Christmas and the weather is still dark and cold.
So for the third year running, we have taken an unusual step of trying to cheer up every one of our customers across the county on this day - known as 'Blue Monday' - by hand-delivering bouquets of flowers.
On 9th December 2016 we supported The Alzheimer's Society as they took part in ELF DAY to offer support and raise awareness of dementia.
Activities were held at its head offices in Bayston Hill and offices on Albion Hill in Oswestry town centre, as well as running a special session at the Oak Meadow Primary School in Bayston Hill. Carers and staff swapped their uniforms for Elf outfits as they undertook various tasks including dementia awareness sessions with HR Manager Ceri Eades at the school, also in their Oswestry office, as well as a quiz, colouring competitions, ‘Elf & Safety’ Training and we had a great afternoon selling cakes.
Director of Care, Claire Flavell, said: “We are really throwing ourselves behind this fun Christmassy event at both offices, but there’s a very serious message behind it that we feel a responsibility to the community to spread the word about. Christmas can be a very lonely time for families living with dementia. It can affect people of all ages, although it is more common in the elderly.
“It isn’t just extremely isolating for people suffering with the illness, but can also be incredibly difficult for their families. This is why we are holding a dementia awareness session in the local primary school so we can begin helping young people understand what they can do to help their loves ones. Education about what people can do to help really can transform lives.
We have recently had our CQC inspection, and we are very proud of the outcomes! Please click on the link below to view the full report, and we want to say a BIG thank you to all of our fantastic care workers who go above and beyond each day, and a big thank you to our customers who have gave us some lovely comments ! www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-124720015
A big Congratulations to our Training Office Claire Gwilliam on passing her QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care! Well done Claire we are very proud of you, and we thank you for everything you do for the company.
Traditionally, there are more women working in care – but we have some fantastic male carers working at Bluebird Care. We currently employ around 10 male carers and we want to thank them for the brilliant and caring job they are doing in tailoring their care to each individual and their needs and wants. We have received great feedback from customers who are looked after by the boys and we want to ensure all our customers and their families know that although there may be less males in our teams – they are doing an equally brilliant job as the ladies – keep up the good work!!
Sammie won last night at the SBC Training awards 2016. We are so very proud of Sammie, she won an award for 'Outstanding Achiever in Business Administration and Law' for her advanced apprenticeship she completed with us. Sammie is such a hard worker and deserved this recognition. Well done Sammie!!
Today is known as 'Blue Monday'. To put a smile on our customers faces at this 'blue' time of year we have delivered a boquet of flowers to each one of them. we just wanted to brighten their day and help January pass in a happier way. Here are some of our wonderful male care workers who were part of the team delivering the flowers along with a customer. Happy Blue Monday everyone