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Morrisons new 'Doorstep Delivery' service

Morrison's launch new 'Doorstep Delivery' service

We had a surprise visit from two lovely ladies from Morrisons during September, they very kindly delivered some boxes of biscuits for the team to enjoy and told us all about their new 'Doorstep Delivery' service. Morrisons are playing their part in helping the local community by setting up a Doorstop Delivery service for people who are elderly or are unable to get to the shops, vulnerable, isolating or shielding. To order your delivery, simply write out your shopping list including any of Morrisons fresh Market Street produce and call 0345 611 6111 to place your order. If you order by 5pm on Monday - Saturday they will get your delivery to you by the next day!

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New Apprentice Joins The Team

We'd like to say a huge 'welcome' to our new Apprentice Business Administrator, Lauren! In her new role, Lauren will be responsible for supporting the office team with administrative tasks and helping things to run as smoothly as possible. Lauren will also be working towards completing her NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration with York College! Having come from a retail background, this field of work is new to Lauren, but she fully understands the importance of the role that Home Instead plays in supporting Clients in their own homes and she can draw upon great experience from her close relationship she has with her own Grandparents! Welcome Lauren!

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Home Instead Bake for 'World Biggest Coffee Morning'

Last week we took part in the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The annual event is the Charities biggest fundraising event, helping them to raise an incredible £27.5m in 2019. Although things were a little different this year and we could not actually host our own coffee morning event like we have done in previous years, that did not stop us from wanting to be involved. This year, we tasked our CAREGivers with sending in photos of them and their clients in the kitchen putting their baking skills to the test and for each one received, we would donate £5.00 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Home Instead Team Take Part in 'Memory Walks'

Last Sunday was the day of the annual Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Society obviously, things are a little bit different this year, but we still wanted to take part. We asked our team to send us a picture of them out on their walk, with family, on their own, or out with a client and for every picture we received we would donate £5.00 to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Local Scout Group Donate Chocolate for Clients

Last week Home Instead York had a visit from local Scout, Bill who, kindly donated Yorkie bars for all our clients to enjoy. Bill was meant to be part of a team of 36 scouts 'The Jorvik Yorkies' representing North Yorkshire on a trip to the European Scout Jamboree in Poland, back in June. Unfortunately, the trip had to be postponed until 2021 due to COVID. Each of the Jorvik Yorkies had to raise their own funds for the trip and they were tasked with taking something to Poland that represented their local area. The local Scout group therefore decided to speak to Nestle, which is based in York, who very kindly agreed to donate some of their Yorkie Bars. As the Jorvik Yorkies could no longer go on their trip, they thought that it would be better if people in York benefitted from the chocolate bars. They therefore got in touch with us about donating some for our clients to enjoy. Thank you to the Jorvik Yorkies for your incredibly kind gesture!

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Home Instead CAREGivers Commemorated by Civic Trust

During lockdown The York Civic Trust were keen to raise awareness of all things positive and celebrate the people and organisations who went the extra mile. They asked people to nominate their ‘Lockdown Heroes’ to be commemorated in the form of a Civic Trust Plaque. Luke Norbury Owner of Home Instead Senior Care in York nominated the dedicated team of CAREGivers Home Instead, which enabled their elderly clients to stay in contact with their community, family and friends. The CAREGiver team at Home Instead have been working extra hard to keep their clients and their families feeling happy, safe, and secure. Last week Luke, along with Lorna Hoegh and Kerry Galloway, Registered Care Managers, at the York based Home Care Provider visited Fairfax House to collect a plaque on behalf of their team of CAREGivers.

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Employees Enjoy ‘Staycation’ At Company Holiday Home

It’s our aim to be the provider of choice in York, Scarborough & Ryedale, whether its for people working in care or for those receiving care, that’s why Luke, owner of Home Instead franchises in York & Scarborough bought a holiday home in Amble, Northumberland a few years back for employee’s to use. The holiday home is a way of rewarding the people who do an amazing job supporting Home Instead Senior Care clients. It's been fantastic seeing all the great pictures we have been sent in by some of our Employee’s enjoying their ‘staycation’ over the last few weeks!

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Office Team Complete CPR Training

Say hello to the newest member of the Home Instead York team, Preston... Home Instead York’s trainer Rachel last month completed her Basic Life Support, Train the Trainer programme with Home Instead’s National Office in Warrington, meaning she is now fully certified to conduct basic life support training to the team using new CPR manikin 'Preston'. Rachel then put her new skills to the test by holding her first session with the office team, it was a great success and the team now are now fully trained in CPR!

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Lorna Celebrates 5 Years Service

This month Lorna celebrates 5 years with Home Instead Senior Care York. Lorna started with Home Instead originally as a CAREGiver back in 2015 but she quickly took on more responsibility in a more office-based role. Since then Lorna has excelled in her role as a Care Manager and was last month accepted by CQC in her registration to become one of Home Instead York's two, Registered Care Managers. Congratulations Lorna!

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A New Social Care Study

Home Instead Senior Care York are delighted to be partnering with The University of York to give local people the chance to contribute to an important study. Many older people pay privately for social care. When trying to find that social care for the first time, some people find that navigating the care system to be a stressful and confusing process. Local authorities are expected to provide help and information to assist, but in reality, these ‘self-funders’ and their families are often left to ‘go it alone’. This can result in families making big decisions, at a very challenging time, with little or no support. What can we do to make things better? The University of York is looking at how people find, choose and arrange care, for a loved one or for themselves. They are looking to speak to families of older people paying privately for social care and/or the older person getting care and are also interested in speaking to people who might need care in the future. The University’s research will ask people what is important when they make choices about social care. The study will use a number of different ways to find out your views, including by phone and online. You may receive further information from Home Instead shortly, but in the meantime, if you would like to find more information, or would like to volunteer, please contact Rowan Jasper to find out more on rowan.jasper@york.ac.uk or 07385 341573.

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Lorna Follows Kerry In Gaining CQC Registration

Home Instead Senior Care York are delighted to announce that their plans to have two brand new registered care managers with the regulatory body The Care Quality Commission (CQC), have been a success. Last month the CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated home care provider shared the great news that Kerry Galloway had successfully had her application accepted to be registered and following this they wrote about how colleague Lorna Hoegh was also in the process of going through her application to join Kerry as their second Registered Care Manager. Home Instead are now able to confirm that last week Lorna had the fantastic news that her application had also been accepted by the CQC. Lorna & Kerry both joined Home Instead originally as CAREGivers back in 2015 & 2018 respectively. They quickly moved into Care Manager roles where they have excelled for over a year, managing the East and West areas of York. With two Care Managers registered with CQC, it means they can work together, plan for the future and ensure Home Instead Senior Care York continues to provide ‘Outstanding’ rated, person centred support to their clients.

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Sorry To See You Leave...

CAREGiver of Home Instead Senior Care York, Daphne, came into see us at the end of last month as she recently took the decision to retire from her role. Daphne will be greatly missed by the office team and all her clients that she built up great relationships with over the last three years. Daphne was also a key part of our monthly 'Companionship Cafes', which we were hosting at Deans Garden Centre on Stockton Lane, before lock down. Daphne attended the event, to offer her expert support to those in attendance each month. We are incredibly grateful as Daphne has kindly agreed to continue to volunteer her time to support us when we are able to safely restart the companionship cafes. Wishing you a happy retirement Daphne!

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