2015 - Year of the CAREGiver

A new year message from Clare Jefferies - Owner of Home Instead Wimbledon & Kingston

What an incredible start to the new year! The phone is ringing off the hook - our secret is clearly out about the fantastic care that our CAREGivers are providing to over 100 clients in the Wimbledon & Kingston areas.

The news is full of stories about the crisis our health service is in , budget cuts, day centres closing, bed blocking in the hospitals.  It is sorrowful reading and is only set to get worse as the government claws back spending on social care for other areas.

We are proud to helping in  some way by offering support and help to those looking for an alternative and better quality care for their loved ones.

2015 is the year of the CAREGiver here at Wimbledon and Kingston. This year we will be rewarding and recognising the work that our amazing team are doing.  Our campaign is about how all our CAREGivers are Superheroes, possessing special powers. They say, "I just like helping people!", but we know, its the little extras, the help and support they give to their clients,  that no one knows about , that makes them special.

As well as the year of the CAREGiver, 2015 will see our office branch out into new areas of the community, offering more opportunities for clients to enhance and improve their lives. We are very excited about what's in store.

This month saw the launch of another Memory Cafe for our clients with dementia and memory loss. Kingston Hospital has invited Home Instead to collaborate with them and run a cafe fortnightly on a Tuesday in the restaurant. This is a significant partnership and the first time that the hospital has engaged with an private care provider.

Our Rose Theatre Memory Cafe is still going strong, fortnightly on a Friday, and we have further plans for the Wimbledon area, so all our clients have the opportunity to come to a cafe local to them.

As we head into our fifth year, our enthusiam grows, to ensure that regardless of how old you are - life is for living.

Happy New Year.

Clare

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home