Bluebird Care Mid Essex has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.
"Healthwatch Star" award presented to care company for treating patients like a family member
A Gateshead-based care provider that specialises in working with customers requiring care in their own homes has been awarded a prestigious award from the social care and health champion, Healthwatch Gateshead.
Bluebird Care Gateshead is based in the city's Team Valley and offers personalised home care visits, from 30 minutes to full live-in support. One of its clients nominated the service for a Star award. The Healthwatch Star scheme enables patients to nominate members of the caring professions who they feel have gone above and beyond in their care. The scheme is anonymous and the recipient receives a certificate to display at their place of work.
Bluebird Care, a national provider of home care services, recently invited Informed Dementia Care to come in and deliver their outstanding ‘dementia suits experience’ to members of Bluebird Care’s Franchise Support Office team.
The purpose of the training was for team members from Head Office to experience, first-hand, how ageing can impact the body and mind, and better understand how dementia can affect a person’s wellbeing and safety.
The training highlighted the key signs that many people miss when an individual living with dementia is in distress or experiencing some kind of discomfort.
Back in April, Bluebird Care celebrated Book Month to emphasise the power of reading and the joy it can bring to so many. The Franchise Support Team encouraged staff and customers from across the Bluebird Care network to share their favourite books with the world, using the Bluebird Care social media channels.
The network were asked to do any and all of the following:
- Share on social media, photographs of your favourite book and why you love it, using the hash tag #BookMonth
- Create a ‘reading corner’ in the office where people can enjoy reading on their breaks
- Set up a ‘book swap table’ where people can bring in books they have finished to share with others for free
- Host a charity book sale
- Start a #BluebirdCareBookClub with your staff and customers.
The network jumped at the opportunity to share their current reads and promote the importance of reading. Many of the franchises got involved by hosting book swaps and setting up reading corners too spread the message.
Bluebird Care Lincoln, Bluebird Care North East Lincolnshire and West Lindsey and Bluebird Care South Lincolnshire have partnered up with the University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Care Association to introduce the Nursing Associate Programme for home care Care Assistants who wish to gain further qualifications.
Local provider of at home and live in care, Bluebird Care, were headline sponsored of a charity’s ball, where all proceeds go to fighting chest, heart and stroke conditions.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) put on a night to remember at their first ever St Andrew’s Ball at The Hub set on the historic Royal Mile.
In true Scottish fashion guests were piped in to celebrate a night of fine-dining, ceilidh dancing and supporting the charity’s vital work of helping people in Scotland rebuild their lives after diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke.
Bluebird Care has assisted local training company, Kilpatrick Consultancy, with a project to help the homeless in the Reading area.
Rebecca Kilpatrick, a mental health training consultant, approached Bluebird Care to ask for donations and the national home care provider jumped straight into action to do what they could to help.
The project aims to gather and make 50 care packages that can be given to homeless people to make this time of year a little easier to cope with. Rebecca hopes these care packages will contain the following; mouthwash, a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, socks, gloves, sweets, bottles of water and a variety of food products. Other extras in the bags included dog treats (for those who have dogs), sleeping bags, items of clothing and coats.
Bluebird Care offices in the South and East London area celebrate big win at National Bluebird Care Conference
Anoop Sekhon, Director of Bluebird Care Greenwich and Bluebird Care Docklands, Stratford and Wapping has won one of the top awards at this year’s Bluebird Care Conference.
The Spirit Award is presented to the Franchise Owner who it’s felt best captures and demonstrates the ethos of the Bluebird Care business and Anoop was seen to deliver best in this area out all Bluebird Care offices across the country. On the night, all the awards were presented by Paul and Lisa Tarsey, Bluebird Care's Co-founders.