Community support for our care teams during coronavirus (08/04/20)
Published: Friday 3rd April 2020
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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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Magicard ID card printers in Weymouth kindly donated disposable gloves for our frontline staff.
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.