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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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Morrisons

Morrison's Friendship Cafe

Karen our CAREGiver who runs our Morrisons community Friendship Café had these lovely words to say. “September was very busy month for our Morrisons Friendship Café, we had 79 attendees. It has been great to see new faces and past members popping in to say hello.

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John Lewis

John Lewis Afternoon Tea

David Moore, Managing Director of Home Instead commented: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with John Lewis on the Afternoon Tea event. It has not only brought together staff, CAREGivers and most importantly Clients, but also friends and family members from the community. To see people of all ages enjoying a glass of prosecco along with the lovely afternoon tea provided by John Lewis, and followed by a game of bingo was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole afternoon. I hope we can work together again with the John Lewis team to arrange more events like this as it brought so much joy to so many people.”

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5 star employer

Home Instead Stockport wins 5 Star Employers award !

Home Instead Senior Care has been recognised as a 5 Star Employer by WorkBuzz, as a result of positive feedback from their employees In June 2019, WorkBuzz invited all Home Instead Senior Care’s CAREGivers and Key Players to provide confidential feedback about their experience working for Home Instead Senior Care, including the training and development on offer; the relationship with their manager and day-to-day responsibilities. As independent employee engagement specialists, WorkBuzz then verified the results. Home Instead Senior Care was awarded the WorkBuzz 5 Star Employer award in September, based on positive feedback from their employees. This demonstrates Home Instead Senior Care’s high levels of employee engagement, compared to other businesses of a similar size. Steven Frost, CEO of WorkBuzz said “The biggest challenge facing many organisations is recruiting and retaining the best talent. We would like to congratulate Home Instead Senior Care for its high levels of employee engagement. Its positive culture means that most employees are proud to work there, would choose to stay even if they were offered a similar job elsewhere, and are highly motivated.” David Moore, Managing Director of Home Instead said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award. It is recognition for the hard work the whole team do to be the very best employer we can. This tells us that what we are doing is working and encourages us to work harder on being ‘The Employer of Choice’ and continue improving people’s lives” Home Instead Senior Care Stockport

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Jean Wedding

"To us its Personal"

Helping our clients enjoy life to the full includes enabling them to attend family events like weddings. One of our CAREGivers Sue took our client Jean to her Granddaughters wedding. They both had a lovely day and Jean is able to continue to be part of the family celebrations. When we say "To Us It's Personal" we really mean it. Our clients come first and we'll do all we can to support to them living happy and fulfilling lives.

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Unretir

Why not UnRetire Yourself?

A quarter of over-65s say they feel they gave up their careers too soon according to a nationwide survey of retirees by Home Instead Senior Care. The average retirement age of the 1,000 retirees polled was found to be 62, yet the average respondent said they would have happily continued working for another seven years. Following these results, Home Instead has launched a campaign encouraging people to ’UnRetire’ if they still feel they have more to give to a workplace.

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Princess Award

Royal recognition for Home Instead

We are delighted to announce that Home Instead has, once again, received Royal recognition and has been named as one of only 44 organisations to receive a Princess Royal Training Award. In 2016 we received an inaugural Princess Royal Training award for our dementia training and this latest award has been bestowed upon us for our new End of Life training which, like our dementia training, is City & Guilds accredited.

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Top 20

Home Instead Senior Care Stockport are extremely proud on our Top 20 Home Care award

Home Instead Senior Care Stockport are extremely proud on our Top 20 Home Care award. Our team are ALL extremely passionate about delivering outstanding person centred care to our Client's our registered care manager quotes " Each and every member of our team are committed to making a difference to people's lives in everything we do . We positively encourage feedback to enable us to continually develop and enhance our service delivery".

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