The BBC has created dementia-friendly tools and a season of programmes to mark Dementia Awareness week.
The broadcaster has decided to use its archived content to help trigger memories and conversations in people with dementia. The BBC Reminiscence Archive (BBC RemArc) features video clips, audio clips and images selected from the broadcaster’s archives to aid reminiscence work with people with dementia, their carers and families.
It is hoped material from the past will stimulate the long-term memory of those with dementia and help them interact with others by encouraging them to talk about their past.
‘Your Memories’ can be used by care workers and family members of those with dementia. They can type in a few biographical details and see a slideshow of relevant photos, music and programme clips that help tell a person’s life story, particularly their childhood and early adult life, when people with dementia often retain the most vivid memories.
The BBC has produced two online iWonder guides and dementia-specific programming on the subject of dementia. To find out more visit www.bbc.co.uk/dementia.
Everycare Rugby and Warwickshire are delighted to celebrate the second anniversary of their live in care service.
Lisa Brooke said ‘We had known for some time that there was a demand for a high quality live in care service in our area but we were to busy to devote the time to it until a couple of years ago. Once we started the service the response was even greater than we had anticipated’
Nick Brooke, director said ‘I’m pleased we stuck to our guns on quality over quantity. The feedback about the service has been great’
Everycare Rugby and Warwickshire provide live in care in Rugby and the immediate surrounding area. For a free no obligation assessment contact us today.
Everycare Rugby has been awarded for the 4th year in succession the “disability award” for its dedication to helping disabled people into employment. Again Rugby showed that it was positive about disabled people and was awarded the “Two Ticks” symbol by Job Centre Plus.
Everycare has a proven track record over the years in the employment of disabled people and work closely with Job Centre Plus and the Shaw Trust. Currently we have 4 people who are working for us that have come via this route.
For more information about our care services or if you would like to find out more about working for Everycare in Rugby or the surrounding area contact our office on 01788 544064
Everycare UK, the Cardiff based domiciliary and nursing care group celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013 with exciting growth plans in both the UK and abroad.
Following a strategic review of the business, the company is now taking forward its plan to expand its network of franchisees not only in targeted geographical areas across the UK, but also worldwide where it launched in 2013 an international master franchise opportunity at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai.
The company now has over 20 regional franchised offices across the UK offering a range of personal home care and live-in care services as well as providing healthcare staffing services to a range of organisations including the NHS, HMS Prisons, Ministry of Defence, residential care homes, industry and private nursing organisations.
Managing Director, Mary Cottrell, commented “Our expertise in the UK in providing domiciliary and nursing care is widely respected around the world which has seen our business expand both at home and abroad.
In the UK the franchise network goes from strength to strength with over 20 franchises across England, Scotland and Wales with the most recent Everycare franchises opening in Hillingdon supporting Uxbridge, Ruislip, Pinner, Hayes and the surrounding areas and Mid Sussex supporting Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and the supporting areas.
Everycare is looking to extend its franchise network across the UK, doubling the number of regional offices by the end of 2015 whilst at the same time developing new services that compliment its core domiciliary and nursing activities. “Our recent strategic review has highlighted huge opportunities for Everycare which we are now developing. Our strength has always been the provision of quality services which can be relied upon across the network, it is this strong service foundation that attracts both clients to our services and potential franchisees both here and worldwide” comments Mary Cottrell.
The 20th anniversary was celebrated by a special event in Cardiff at Chapel 1897. As well as being the 20th anniversary of Everycare UK, the occasion also coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Everycare UK business owners (Rob and Mary Cottrell) commencing their residential nursing homes business in Cardiff.