Read our August 2019 Newsletter!

Published: 19/08/2019

Read our customer newsletter to find out what we have been up to!

Carer of the Month

Alen Bakica

We are delighted to announce Alen as our Carer of the Month for August! Alen joined Bluebird Care in January this year, he has always demonstrated an extremely professional attitude, has been dedicated, quick to learn and responsible since the very beginning. He We regularly receive compliments from his customers to say how polite he is and that nothing is ever too much bother for him.  He has proved to be a flexible, reliable and dependable member of the team and even in the most complex of situations he cares with patience, calmness and kindness.

Alen is also highly respected within his colleagues, he is very well liked, efficient and always keen to support others.  He’s even been known to make the odd meal for his peers.

Whilst we recognise that you’re all amazing , hard working and such a caring team those in the runner up slot this months is shared with Valentina Kramer and Sarah Abdila. Both carers are popular with their customers and have delivered some complex care to a high standard.  

We want to thank you all for helping out this month, it is greatly appreciated and recognised by everyone!

Congratulations Alen, your recognition is well deserved!

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A huge congratulations to our Bluebird Care newlyweds:

 

  • Our very own Ella Herinean married husband Jari.

  • Our very own Stacey Wheeler married husband James, now known as Stacey May.

  • Our very own Roxy Troaca married husband Lucian back home in Romania.

 

Leaving your home checklist

Whenever you go out, it’s important to leave your home secure. Getting into an ‘exit routine’ can help ensure that you don’t forget obvious, but important things, like not leaving your valuables near windows, or no lights on if it will be dark before you get home. Here’s our quick reminder on what to do just before you go out. 

Become a creature of habit

Try to get into the habit of following your own course of action when you lock up your home. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything.

Here’s what we recommend you do before you go out:

  • close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes

  • double-lock any door

  • make sure that any valuables are out of sight

  • keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening

  • never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways

  • in the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on

  • if you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night

  • set your burglar alarm

  • make sure the side gate is locked

  • lock your shed or garage

  • lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor

Going away?

Here are five tips to help you keep your home and belongings stay safe while you’re away:

  1. if you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friends

  2. leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied

  3. get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme

  4. consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive

  5. remember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries

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We at Bluebird Care are proud to be sharing the Care Badge with all our carers to wear with pride!

What is the CARE badge?

The CARE badge has been developed by Care England and everyLIFE technology to create a unified symbol of both pride and quality in care, as unfortunately the excellent work carried out by millions of care workers often goes unnoticed and unrecognised. 

Wearing the badge shows that:

  • You are a carer juggling your employment with caring for a family member?

  • You dedicate your career or your spare time to improving the wellbeing of others?

  • You really appreciate the care your family member receives?

  • You CARE?

We will wear the CARE badge and be proud of everything we you do and we want you to be  proud too!

 

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

Please be aware that the office will be closed over the August Bank Holiday from 5pm on Friday 23rd August until we  reopen on Tuesday 27th August at 8.30am. During this time, please call the On Call number if your call is an Emergency or you are checking where your carer is.

If your call is not an Emergency, then please either call the office number and leave a message or wait until the office re-opens on Tuesday August 27th. Thank You.

BEST WISHES AS ALWAYS                 Anne, Nicky & Cindy