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“EVERYCARE IS MY EVERYTHING” as reported by ITV News

“EVERYCARE IS MY EVERYTHING” …. a quote from a service user at our East Surrey branch when interviewed by ITV yesterday.

Whilst the quote wasn’t actually broadcast the client confirmed in the report  how much she appreciated the Everycare support stating “Please don’t say they are never going to come”. It is heartening to know in such difficult times we are still here making a difference to the lives of so many.

Covid report ITV news EverycareGill worked really hard with her team and spent over three hours filming yesterday, so it was naturally a little disappointing that they showed so little of the piece. None the less there has already been positive feedback to the Everycare office this morning as people recognized the team.

Gill said she didn’t want to be personally famous but she did want Everycare to be famous. Isn’t that just the unique team spirit of Everycare!

Little by little the service users that decided to cancel care because of the perceived risks of having contact with care staff are returning. The strain and pressure on relatives and friends is starting to show and some just can not cope any longer without help.

Although the risks of contracting Covid 19 in care homes has been much publicised the actual incidence of the illness in users of community care services has been extremely low.

We are very confident that all our service users can rely on our extreme diligence in taking every possible precaution when delivering any form of care and can be confident that our help is only a phone call away if we are needed.

 

Clap for Carers – Thank you

carers applauseAt 20:00 BST on Thursday, households across the UK stood on their doorsteps and balconies and applauded the efforts of the NHS and care workers in treating those affected by Covid-19.

The initiative was devised by Annemarie Plas, from Brixton, south-west London, who was inspired by same event happening in her home country of the Netherlands, and in many other countries.

Annemarie posted details of the event on her social media channels, and enthusiasm for taking part quickly spread across the UK.

“I hope that it creates a positive boost for those on the frontline,” she said.

“But also [when] you hear your neighbours applauding you know that we are together in this, because we are currently all in our houses.”

For the full story visit the BBC website.

Everycare Edinburgh quality of care rated VERY GOOD

Quality care in EdinburghEverycare Edinburgh is delighted to announce that, after a particularly rigorous unannounced inspection, The Care Inspectorate has assessed our quality of management as GOOD, our quality of staffing as GOOD and our quality of Care as VERY GOOD!

Thanks to everyone on the team for all the hard work and dedication shown…all of you are superstars!

Additional feedback received from the regulator in relation to their recent client survey revealed that:

  • 100% of our clients are happy with the care and support we provide.
  • 100% of our clients believe our team have the skills required to do their job
  • 100% of our clients believe that our staff treat them with dignity and respect
  • 100% of our clients consider that our staff have enough time to perform all the tasks required of them

This is fantastic feedback and is testament to the dedicated team that we have, both in the office and out in the field.

Allied Healthcare at risk of collapse!

Allied Healthcare at risk of collapse leaving thousands of elderly people on alert.

Allied Healthcare could cease to operate at the end of the month, the Care Quality Commission has said and there is a ‘credible risk’ services could be disrupted.

Thousands of elderly people were put on alert yesterday amid warnings one of the country’s leading care firms is at risk of collapse.

The Care Quality Commission sounded the alarm after saying Allied Healthcare could cease to operate at the end of this month.

It said there was a “credible risk” that services could be “disrupted” if the company collapsed. Allied Heathcare provides home care – help with washing, feeding and dressing – for 9,300 people in 84 councils across England. The company, which has been struggling with debts, employs 8,000 people. Councils have a duty by law to continue to provide care if a private firm goes bust.

For more on this story visit the Daily Mirror Website.