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Rankin

Festive cheer brought to elderly Stockport residents

Elderly residents from across the borough were surprised with a festive hamper over the Christmas period thanks to the generosity of two local companies.

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Freddie

10-year-old Freddie is spreading Christmas cheer

An inspiring 10-year-old Freddie Gardner from Moorfield Primary School in Hazel Grove has been busy making handmade Christmas cards and buying treats with his own pocket money for seniors living in Stockport. With the help of his mum, Freddie reached out to the community to find elderly people living in Stockport that he could send a bit of festive cheer with his cards and treats to this Christmas.

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Zoflora

Homecare Company Receives Support from Zoflora, the U

Home Instead Senior Care Stockport have received a generous donation of products from the UK’s number 1 disinfectant brand, Zoflora The Concentrated Multipurpose Disinfectant has recently been proven to kill the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2! Home Instead provides care and companionship to older people living alone, and the organisation been going above and beyond to keep their clients safe, healthy and happy in these unprecedented times.

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HF

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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