Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, is offering volunteering opportunities to young people through its links with The Challenge, which created and developed the HeadStart volunteering programme.
HeadStart connects young people between the ages of 16 and 19 to local volunteering opportunities, with the aim of up-skilling and empowering them for further education and employment.
HeadStart volunteers have been busy planning fundraising events for Borough Care’s resident amenity fund, which provides the little extras that make life more colourful for residents. The first HeadStart project with Borough Care took place at its Wellcroft home in Gatley.
Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, marked World Alzheimer’s Day with a special afternoon tea at its eleven homes. World Alzheimer’s Day falls on 21 September each year and is part of World Alzheimer’s Month, which takes place each September.
World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
Borough Care has appointed Nick Pennell as its new Head of Finance. Borough Care is the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport and has eleven homes across the borough.
Nick Pennell will be responsible for managing Borough Care’s finance team. The emphasis of his role will be updating the company’s financial processes and reporting capabilities, to help improve efficiency, through the introduction of new technology and systems.
Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has launched My Workplace. My Workplace is a human resource and payroll system that gives Borough Care employees more control over their personal information, time and money.
My Workplace enables employees to change personal information, such as their address or emergency contact details, so it is as up-to-date as possible. People can also access their payslips and book time off work. As the system can be accessed via a mobile phone app or computer, it means staff can check information whether they are at home or at work.
Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, marked Nutrition & Hydration Week (11-17 March 2019) with a programme of special food and drink related activities.
Every day during Nutrition & Hydration Week, Borough Care’s catering teams at each of the company’s eleven homes put on tasty treats for residents, based around a different theme. Events included mocktail Monday, using fruits and juices to make non-alcoholic drinks; a cheese and wine tasting; an afternoon tea party; fruit tasting and a breakfast club. The week culminated in a Sunday roast celebration meal.
Commenting on the Nutrition & Hydration Week events put on for residents, Nicci Gregory, Head Cook at Borough Care’s Bamford Close home in Cale Green, says: “Myself and Joanne Morris, our Activity Lifestyle Facilitator, decided our events needed to be fun and creative so residents would want to engage with each activity.
Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has appointed Lee Omar to its Board of Directors. In his new position as a Non-Executive Director, Lee Omar will support Borough Care’s Executive Team at a strategic level and also engage with residents, their families and staff, to provide invaluable feedback to the leadership team. Lee’s role will include developing relationships with external stakeholders, to help Borough Care innovate and remain commercial focussed.
Commenting on what attracted him to becoming a Board member at Borough Care, Lee Omar says: “Having been a Non-Executive Director for NHS Trusts, I was interested to work in social care as I believe one of the great challenges we face is how we meet the requirements of our ageing society. We are living longer lives and I want to be part of the change that sees us offering aspirational products and services for this ageing population.”
Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, recently held its Employee Awards 2018. The annual event celebrates the hard work and dedication of people working for Borough Care.
Borough Care staff were nominated for awards in ten categories. The winner of the ‘Above & Beyond’ category was Amanda Harrison who works at Bamford Close in Cale Green. Amanda is always thinking of ways to improve the environment and to make day to day life brighter for residents. The ‘Aspiration Award’ was won by Robin Bowden, from Lisburne Court. Robin joined Borough Care in 2017 and since then she has shown great enthusiasm for learning and developing herself. Meadway Court’s Judith Burgess won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award. Judith joined Borough Care in August and is already well settled into her role.
Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has created a new website that reflects the company’s ‘Life in Colour’ values – www.boroughcare.org.uk
The new Borough Care website brings to life what it is really like to live in a Borough Care residential home, through stories, eye-catching images, testimonials and examples of care featuring real residents, their family members and staff. The new site has been simplified, making it easier for people to navigate and find the information they are looking for. It now includes more information about each of Borough Care’s eleven homes, including details about the amenities on offer and what makes each home unique.
Borough Care staff Executive Team at Borough recently took part in an Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, which took place at more people taking part Heaton Park in Manchester. The group of 12, along with one of the team’s dog, walked a total of 7km around the park. So far, the group has raised over £500 for Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimer’s Society is a charity for anyone affected by dementia.
Borough Care is the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport. The company has over 20 years of experience supporting people with dementia.