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Everycare Hillingdon win Top 20 Home Care Provider Award 2020

Homecare Award 2020We are delighted to have won the 2020 Top 20 Home Care Provider Award from homecare.co.uk.

This is the 5th award in 6 years which we have won and it is thanks to our hard working and caring staff that has made this possible as well as our clients for the positive reviews which they have taken the time to write. During these uncertain times, it is even more special to be recognised for the hard work that our team puts in 365 days a year, come what may.

Everycare provide home care, overnight care and live in care services to the people of Ruislip, Eastcote, Northwood, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Uxbridge and the surrounding areas.

“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.

Outdoor activity centre where disabled are challenged to ‘do it all’

From relaxing wheelchair walks around the stunning Cumbrian lakes to adrenalin-rushing abseiling and zip wiring, Calvert Trust – Outdoor Activity Centre, Keswick has everything designed specifically for the disabled

Set within the stunning Bassenthwaite Lake, overlooking the majestic Skiddaw mountain range the centre has over 3,500 people visiting each year and caters to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs where other outdoor centres cannot supply.

‘The carers take part in all activities and we’ve even had people in their 80s come and enjoy themselves’

Justin Farnham, sales and marketing manager for the centre told homecare.co.uk: “We take disability groups from any age and any disability including learning, physical and sensory.

“We have a combination of school groups, charity groups and adult individuals who may come with a care home, on their own or with a friend or family member or carer. The carers take part in all of the activities and we’ve even had people in their 80s come and enjoy themselves.”

There are many activities at the centre with all groups enjoying a variety of single and multiple instructor-led activities. Each activity group has a dedicated instructor with them for the duration of their stay, allowing staff to get to know every individual. Mr Farnham said: “We have everything you’d expect, horse riding, abseiling, zip wire, canoeing, accessible cycling and high ropes.”

‘I’ve got a gentleman who is 73 years old and had never been on holiday’

Calvert Trust was created for disabled guests to enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment. “We can do it all,” says Mr Fanham. “Down by the jetty, if we have a wheelchair user, we have a hoist to get people in and out of canoes and we can put people in a hard-backed chair.

For more information visit the homecare.co.uk website