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Stockport's 'dementia-friendly' community

Home Instead Stockport are paving the way to creating a 'dementia-friendly' community through their free online and socially distanced sessions. The have already completed several sessions, and are supporting Morrison's in Edgeley to become the first 'fully dementia-friendly store'.

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Anges

Covid -19 Shopping Hero's

When the pandemic hit, our supermarkets felt the full force of panic buying, aggressive shoppers, fear of infection and empty shelves. It was a scary time for all of us, but for many of our elderly clients, venturing out was not an option. We looked at how we could support our clients; to help them to get their much-needed items and to keep them safe in their own homes. A few supermarkets started to implement dedicated ‘elderly hour’ shopping times, so we contacted all local supermarkets, to see if we could use our ID badges and shop for them, as getting items like toilet paper, tinned food and pasta was proving impossible. Jo Lutkevitch & Caroline Hardy from Morrisons in Edgeley listened to our concerns and wanted to offer more support, they asked us to come in for a meeting to discuss how they could help our clients.

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Gloves

Correct use and disposal of PPE

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – We have put together a video outlining the Public Health England guidelines on the correct use and disposal of PPE. This video has been compiled by Kate Pearce who is our Registered Nurse and Trainer.

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Suraya

BBC North West Tonight

One of our amazing CAREGivers Suraya had a conversation with HRH Prince William about being a CAREGiver and her experience of delivering care during this crisis. Here's the BBC North West tonight clip that was featured on Friday 22nd May and summarises the conversation nicely.

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Suraya

Suraya Meets Prince William

Suraya Alvi, one of our very own CAREGivers, has had a once in a lifetime opportunity to speak to HRH, The Duke of Cambridge on a zoom call. The call was set up by the Care Workers Charity and included four other essential key workers from the care sector. Prince William wanted to find out directly from those on the front line of care what their experience of working during COVID-19 was like, how it had changed the way they delivered care and how the job affected their wellbeing.

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Angus Boyd

More oldies embrace new technology to keep in touch

Do you remember we shared a video on our facebook page of our client Agnes connecting Stockport with Ireland? Well our lovely Agnes made it into a online article today ?? https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1277894/coronavirus-oap-silver-surfer-technology-zoom-skype-google-hangouts

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MEN

We’ve hit the M.E.N.

Thank you to Manchester Evening News for mentioning Home Instead Senior Care Stockport in your article. Great to see the work going on across the community.

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Intergeneration

Celebrating Intergenerational week during Coronaviru

Last week was National Intergenerational Week, and although all local events have been cancelled, Home Instead Senior Care and local school, Banks Lane Junior School in Offerton, managed to bring some cheer to local seniors in the community with some fantastic letter writing. Children aged 7-9 wrote letters to clients of Home Instead Senior Care, and were delivered by CAREGivers, who have been doing their best to provide essential care services during this time of uncertainty.

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Geogre

The Perfect Match

Hi this is George, Well to call him just George is doing him a disservice, his full title is ...... Dr George Wilson B ENG ,PHD ,his PHD is in “ The macrokinectics of aromatic nitration in a continuous stirred tank reactor! He was also the Dean and pro-vice chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University. So you can probably guess he knows a few things! This is me... left school with 7 CSEs (well before the GSCE ! ) I have got quite a few qualifications since in care including my NVQ 5 in health and social care , but all mainly in care. So educationally George and I are worlds apart! I have been supporting George since late August in 2019 and he has introduced me to the world of Radio 4 ,we go about our morning routine quietly listening to the subject matter of the day and occasionally commenting about it. George always explaining any thing I don’t understand. You are never to old to learn!.We look forward to listening to woman’s hour or the book club, but our favourite is Dessert Island Discs on a Friday. George is a walking miracle to have got as far as he has with his life changing condition and has to re - learn every day tasks constantly, and I help George with this and support him to move forward. This is where my skills are needed by George, as we both say “ your never too old to learn . #ilovemyjob For more information about the services we provide, or for a list of current vacancies, visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/stockport-tameside.

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Recruitment event

New Year, New Career!

New Year, New Career! ‘It’s not working it’s Caring with Home Instead’ Drop in for a chat and find out how you can have a rewarding career as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care Stockport. Pop in any time between 8am-8pm on Wednesday 12th February and find out how you can care, no experience needed, Contracts & committed hours, evening & weekend work, guaranteed hours & zero hour contracts available.

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Xmas Day

festive lunch success for Stockport seniors

Home Instead Senior Care in Stockport hosted a successful free Christmas day lunch for more than 35 lonely seniors of Stockport. The free Christmas event took place at the Rose Walker Centre, Essex Ave, Stockport SK3 0JA. Home Instead offered transport, Christmas lunch, packed tea and a bag of gifts, all free of charge, thanks to the help and support from people in the local community. Clare Cliff, Head of Caregiver Experience at Home Instead, said, “On Christmas day my dream came true with a festive lunch for older people from Stockport who would usually be alone. “The event was a huge success due to the wonderful support from our community, and all of the people who volunteered to make the day so special. We are already thinking about next year and how we can make this a bigger event.” One attendee commented, “I haven’t had a Christmas lunch in 13 years” whist another said, “I never usually want to get up but today I was excited!” A third person said, “I am 95 and feel like I am 5 today, what a treat!” Home Instead Senior Care is changing the way care is delivered in the UK. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day or live-in, seven days a week. To find out more about Home Instead, please call 0161 480 0646 or visit: https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/stockport-tameside Photo Caption: Attendees of the Christmas lunch, Karen Elwell and Clare Cliff hosting the event -ENDS- Press Contact: Lindsay Jones, Calvin Marketing, 01477 571 888, lindsay@calvinm.co.uk

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Princess Royal

City and Guilds UK Filming

Last month we told you about some filming that was taking place with some of our team, client and their family. We are delighted to be able to show you the finish video. Well done to Kate, Emma, Sylvia and Ian. Our thanks to City and Guilds UK for asking us to be involved in the making of this video.

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