Community support for our care teams during coronavirus (08/04/20)

Published: Friday 3rd April 2020

Local businesses, community groups, voluntary organisations and people across the country have been showing their heartfelt support for our amazing care teams.

At this time we are so appreciative of anything that can help us help our staff, or improve the safety and care of our clients. These gestures, acts of support and donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) really help our hard-working and dedicated teams appreciate how highly thought-of they are.

Here’s a selection of what’s happening across our care and support teams. We regularly update the page as we hear about our communities’ support and generosity.

If you’re able to help our amazing care teams in a similar way, please email facilities@agincare.com – thank you!

All locations

Big thanks to Domino’s for delivering free pizzas to our care staff at numerous care home and home care locations in England. They were much appreciated!

Andover

The staff at Farleigh School donated 30 pairs of goggles to our Andover home care team.

Bridport

Beaminster School and Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport have donated goggles, masks, aprons and gloves to the Bridport home care office. Both headteachers thanked Agincare for the great work we’re doing in the community.

Colchester

Community 360 dropped a fantastic food delivery off with The Cannons in Colchester. Community 360 is a not-for-profit organisation based in Colchester, supported by volunteers for those vulnerable in the community.  They provide wellbeing advice, transport, financial advice, advocacy, and food donations! Everybody appears to be absolutely delighted with their food parcels, and the Cannons ‘trolley dollies’ loved seeing their clients’ faces light up!

Man sitting in chair behind table of food

Hayling Island

The community spirit of Hayling Island never fails. Local patchwork and quilting group the Hayling Island Piecemakers kindly made cotton face masks for staff at our Gorseway Manor Care Home and Gorseway Nursing Home.

Handmade cotton face masks

Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Newcastle-under-Lyme home care team was delighted by a speedy and generous donation of safety glasses, gloves, masks, aprons and paper towels from Wolstanton High School.

Box of goggles and gloves

Poole

A member of our Poole home care team providing care in the community to vulnerable adults blew a tyre halfway through their round. Our care worker managed to limp to the Formula One Autocentre in Poole who fixed it straightaway, no hassle, no charge and got them straight back out on the road.

The staff at Chalgrove Care and Nursing Home were very grateful to receive a delivery of free milk from their local Waitrose – keeping those much-needed cups of tea flowing!

Rochester

The team from the Poachers Pocket pub in Chatham donated all their food stock to the Napier Unit Day service and respite. The Napier team’s plan is to share it with their other local Agincare teams.

Two men delivering food

Southampton

Testwood School in Totton has kindly donated 200 plastic goggles, 100 aprons and around 3000 gloves to the Southampton home care team.

Weymouth & Portland

A band of willing volunteers from Sunseeker have produced an initial batch of 75 face masks, 80 visors and 550 gowns to be donated to Agincare. Thank you!

Sunseeker PPE donation

Agincourt Care Home staff received an Indian takeaway last week from their local curry house Nice n Spicy for all the team’s hard work during this testing time.

Three care workers with free curry

The Watercress Company dropped a huge delivery off to Agincourt – delicious and nutritious watercress soup coming up!

Two women stand with box of watercress

Budmouth Academy has donated much-needed goggles, aprons, gloves and over-gowns.

All Saints Academy donated 50 pairs of protective goggles.

Man donating protective goggles

Working with Lyreco we’re installing Nespresso machines in our care homes and home care offices to say thank you to our care teams. Here’s the first machine installed – in Agincourt Care Home – and it’s going down a treat!

Man and woman drinking coffee

Magicard ID card printers in Weymouth kindly donated disposable gloves for our frontline staff.

Man donating disposable gloves to Agincare

Wimborne

The staff at the Hillier Garden Centre next door to Trafalgar Care Home kindly donated lots of delicious Easer chocolate to our care team. We bet the treats won’t last long!

Easter eggs and rabbits

Worcester

Our Central live-in care team has received donations of hundreds of aprons, plus gloves and goggles from Tudor Grange Academy, and goggle, gloves and aprons from The Chantry School. And our Worcester home care team was overwhelmed by the generosity of four local schools:

Worthing

Smartpaint car body repair shop on Lancing Industrial Estate kindly donated 20 FFP3 filtered multi-use masks, 20 single-use face masks and eight boxes of large gloves.

The Worthing home care team also received a wonderful donation from Littlehampton Academy of comfort masks, eye masks, and a variety of gloves.

Agincare HQ

SES Computing has configured and supplied a functioning visual meeting system for all of its customers during the coronavirus pandemic. We’re using it for remote training and to help staff who are working from home.

If you’re able to help our amazing care teams in a similar way, please email facilities@agincare.com – thank you!

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