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LOCAL CARE COMPANY TAKES STEPS TO SHOW THEIR STAFF HOW MUCH THEY REALLY CARE
29 May 2020
LOCAL CARE COMPANY TAKES STEPS TO SHOW THEIR STAFF HOW MUCH THEY REALLY CARE BLUEBIRD CARE SHROPSHIRE ARE SENDING OUT COLOURING PAGES TO THEIR CARE ASSISTANT’S CHILDREN AND CARE PACKAGES TO THEIR STAFF TO ENSURE THAT THIS TRICKY TIME IS AS CHEERFUL AS POSSIBLE Dateline: SHREWSBURY, CHURCH STRETTON, AND OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE, MAY 27TH 2020 Local care company, Bluebird Care Shropshire, have rewarded...
02 Jul 2018
A Shropshire lawyer has backed a national campaign calling for more people to tackle the taboos around end of life planning after a new survey revealed 98 per cent of people in the West Midlands are leaving important health and welfare decisions to chance. Margaret Rowe, a Partner in the Wills, Probate and Lifetime Planning team at law firm FBC Manby Bowdler, is supporting calls from SFE (...
19 Dec 2017
It’s a sad fact that Christmas and New Year, the celebratory season of love and goodwill, can also be one of the loneliest times for the elderly. According to Age UK, more than two million people in England at the age of 75 live alone. Older people are particularly more vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation when images abound of expectations of happiness and fun, and they are left to...
Lorraine Anderson and Mandy Price present some of the new products at Lunts pharmacy in Craven Arms
02 Sep 2017
Older residents in south Shropshire will have better access to aids for independence after a local company reacted to their needs. Lunts Pharmacy at Drovers’ House, Craven Arms, has begun stocking a range of products to help those living in surrounding rural areas. The family-owned pharmacy is now offering folding reachers, adjustable shower stools, single handle grab rails, folding walking...
25 Feb 2016
Shrewsbury domiciliary care company Radfield Home Care have been overwhelmed by the reaction from both their clients and staff to their bespoke care technology solution. Radfield Home Care, based in Frankwell, have pioneered the use of the technology which allows care records to be entered digitally in our client's homes and automatically sent back to the office. All care staff are given a work...
Senior citizens enjoy free Christmas meal thanks to Adams College students
04 Dec 2015
Senior citizens in north Shropshire are being offered the chance to have a free Christmas lunch made and served by teenagers. The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party hosted by Adams College in Wem will take place on December 11. It will be held in the Stanier Hall on High Street from 12.20pm to 2.30pm with lunch served by students studying for their A levels. Director of Adams College Lorna...
Steve Harris, of Carewatch Mid Shropshire, is leading the way with paper-free working
12 Jun 2015
A care expert in Shropshire is pioneering a new way of working - which sees a dream of his become a reality - as carers begin to use a mobile phone app to log care. Steve Harris, managing director of Carewatch (Mid Shropshire), dreamt up the idea of an app to reduce paperwork for his 50 employees a few years ago. Since the start of this month (June) his staff have been trained in how to use the...
24 Feb 2015
Pictured: The committee cutting the 15th anniversary cake from left, Edward Rees, Lucy Kealy, (secretary) Liz Holdsworth, (regional coordinator), Alistair Brierley, Fiona Barnes, Kate Lawson and Mary Morgan. A specialist Shropshire legal group is marking its 15th anniversary. The county branch of national organisation Solicitors for the Elderly cut a cake to celebrate the milestone. Liz...
3 Mardol Gardens, Shrewsbury. Image
18 Feb 2015
Local, independent charity for older people, Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is setting up a Shrewsbury Supporters Group. Heather Osborne, the charity’s chief executive says: ‘As a local older people’s charity we provide a range of different services across Shropshire. We support 39 social centres for frail older people, each of which is run one day a week by a superb team of volunteers,...
16 Feb 2015
A Shropshire care worker has been named one of the best in the UK at a glistening award ceremony. Rob Cartwright, 44, of Much Wenlock, was named Carewatch Care Worker of the Year in a ceremony at Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire. It means Rob, who has only been a carer for little over a year, is the best out of all the staff at 150 Carewatch companies across the UK. He said: “I am absolutely gobsmacked...
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