Notaro encourages visits to the elderly to combat loneliness

 

WE are encouraging people from North Somerset to visit elderly relatives and neighbours, to help combat loneliness this month (July, 2017).

Our carers can sometimes be the only person service users see, so we would like to encourage more people to remember the elderly and pay them a visit.

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager, said:

“Although our service users receive visits from our carers, it’s always nice for them to have a visit and share a cuppa and a chat with a relative or neighbour, so we’re encouraging people to remember the elderly and help us in the battle to combat loneliness.”

According to the Campaign to End Loneliness; 17% of older people are in contact with family, friends and neighbours less than once a week and 11% are in contact less than once a month.

More than half of all people aged 75 and over live alone and roughly 3.9million say the television is their main company.

Nicky added:

“We believe everyone should try and spare at least half an hour during their week or weekend to pop in on an elderly relative, neighbour or friend.
They could even take them out or invite them over for lunch or dinner. Just a small amount of effort could really brighten an elderly person’s day.”

 

Manager reaches the final in Care & Support West Care Awards

Nicky Norville, Notaro Homecare Ltd Manager, is a finalist in Care & Support West Care Awards

We are all celebrating here at Notaro Homecare Ltd this week (July 2017) after hearing our manager is a finalist in the 2017 Care & Support West Care Awards.

Nicky Norville, is a finalist for the Home Care Manager Award.

Nicky, said:

“I’m so proud to be going through to the finals of these prestigious South West-based care industry awards.

I am only able to do my job thanks to the hard work and dedication of all the home carers and support staff that I work with here at Notaro Homecare. So, if I am lucky enough to be crowned a winner, I’ll be winning it for them as much as anything.”

The mum-of-two is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of our domiciliary care agency by demonstrating strong positive ideas about professional practice and the rights of all people who use the service, particularly with regards to privacy, dignity, independence, choice, confidentiality and self-fulfillment.

The 49-year-old, who has lived in Weston-super-Mare all her life, is also tasked with supporting care staff and meeting the Fundamental Standards laid down by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and complying with the Care Act 2014 and all relevant legislative requirements including the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

The Care & Support West Care Awards cover Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester.

The presentation ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 14 in Bristol, when 22 winners will be announced from the 60 finalists chosen.

We are incredibly proud and wish Nicky the very best of luck for the finals in October!

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager
Nicky Norville, Registered Manager

Notaro helps unemployed get back to work

 

We are offering re-training to unemployed individuals who are looking for work. (July, 2017)

Notaro Homecare is looking to re-train unemployed people as carers.

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager said:

“Training as a carer is a great way for people who are currently unemployed to get themselves back into the working world.
Being unemployed can be very demoralising and many people would love to get back into the world of work but might not be aware of the opportunities working in the care industry can bring.
It is an extremely rewarding industry to work in and it gives people the opportunity to learn something new and gain extra qualifications and experience.
We provide free full training with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level 2. Our mandatory induction programme includes emergency first aid or first at work, safe handling of medicines, moving and handling people, health and safety, fire safety, safeguarding adults, infection control and food hygiene.
Other specific training is also available to staff, including dementia awareness, mental capacity act, equality and diversity, advanced care planning, end of life / palliative care, stroke training, MS training and peg feeding.”

We use Weston-super-Mare based, AAA Training Solutions, a specialist health and social care training company, to deliver full five day classroom based inductions, training and refresher training to experienced and non-experienced staff.

Steve Horler, Managing Director of AAA Training Solutions, said:

“Our induction course gives the candidates the necessary skills and knowledge they need to begin working in the care sector. We hope to provide the foundation for a career in care with Notaro and will support the individual with ongoing training and development.”

If you would like to train as a Community Carer, please either click here to apply online or call our recruitment team today on 01934 422800.

 

Mick, AAA trainer, with Paulette Ellis, new recruit, training First Aid
Mick, AAA trainer, with Paulette Ellis, new recruit, training First Aid

 

 

Kelly takes to the skies for baby care charity

Our Housing Support Officer, Kelly Bishop, took to the skies for charity..

Kelly Bishop from Weston-super-Mare took part in a skydive for a baby care charity last weekend (Saturday, June 17, 2017).

30-year-old Kelly, who works as our Housing Support Officer, jumped in aid of Cots for Tots, which is a special care baby charity for sick and premature babies and the money raised is still being counted.

Kelly said:

“I am so proud of myself for completing the skydive. It was very nerve wracking to be sat in the plane and see it getting higher and higher, knowing I was going to have to jump out of it, but I just had to go through with it as the charity is so important to me. I have friends who have used the charity’s facilities so I know all about the great work it does and this is my way of giving back. The final amount raised is still being counted but I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has generously donated.”

Cots for Tots, which is based at Bristol’s Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, raises funds for life-saving equipment and pioneering new facilities to transform the lives of babies from Bristol, the South West England, South Wales and throughout the UK.

The charity has its own dedicated 12 bedroom house providing free ‘home from home’ accommodation for parents, brothers and sisters of babies in the Special Care Baby Unit.

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager said:

“We are all so proud of Kelly for completing her skydive and would like to congratulate her on raising money for the charity. When our staff put their own personal time and effort into something so worthwhile it proves just how caring they really are, not just in the workplace, but in their personal life too.”

Kelly wearing her charity t-shirt ready after her skydive Kelly parachuting during skydive Kelly landing after skydive

Cupcake Day for Alzheimer’s Society

Our carers dish out cupcakes in aid of Dementia charity…

Our carers raised £30.76 for Alzheimer’s Society by baking and selling cupcakes.

The staff sold the cakes at Diamond Court in Worle to raise money to fight dementia as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day.

Emma Slattery, Operations Executive at Notaro Homecare Ltd said:

“Dementia care is just one of the many services we offer so many of our staff have first-hand experience dealing with people with the disorder and they understand how it can affect people and their families.
We always try to do as much as we can to help raise awareness and funds for important causes and we chose the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day as it was a great way to get lots of people involved. People were able to come along and pick up some delicious cakes in exchange for a donation to the charity.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia is the number one cause of death in England and Wales.

Last year, it’s Cupcake Day raised £330,000, which is the equivalent to funding 11 PhD researches for one year, giving them the opportunity to undertake vital, potentially lifesaving work.

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Our staff highlight importance of Carers Week

Our CARERS help raise awareness of Carers Week

Our carers here at Notaro Homecare Ltd are helping to raise awareness about the important role they play as part of Carers Week, this week; June 12th until 18th.

Carers Week highlights the impact of caring on daily life and encourages the public to think about whether they could manage a caring role.

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager said:

“Carers Week is an important campaign, which focuses on how the UK’s current carer population is coping and how effectively we are being supported by the Government.It also highlights the growing numbers of carers and investigates if the wider population is prepared for future caring responsibilities. Every day more than 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility and becoming a carer can significantly impact a person’s life. The campaign will help those already in the industry like me to make sure we are accessing all the practical and emotional support we need to care safely and look after ourselves.”

We recognise the hard work and dedication our care workers put into their jobs.

Nicky added:

“We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to our team of care workers for all their hard work and dedication. Carers Week is crucial to highlight the importance of Community Carers within the our Notaro Homecare Ltd team as well as those around the UK. We ensure our care workers receive as much support as they need within their roles and we are able to offer people advice on working within the industry if they call us on 01934 422800.”

For more information about Notaro Homecare Ltd, please call 01934 422800. Alternatively, please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homecareagency or on Twitter @NotaroHomecare.

 

(From left to right) Notaro Homecare's Housing Support Officer, Kelly Bishop, Registered Manager, Nicky Norville and Community Carer, Hollie Hemming
(From left to right) Notaro Homecare’s Housing Support Officer, Kelly Bishop, Registered Manager, Nicky Norville and Community Carer, Hollie Hemming

 

Kelly takes to the skies for charity…

Our Housing Support Officer, Kelly Bishop, takes to the skies for charity…

Our Housing Support Officer, Kelly Bishop, will be taking part in a skydive in aid of charity this month (June, 2017).

Kelly Bishop, will be doing the skydive on Saturday, June 17 to raise money for Cots for Tots, which is a special care baby charity for sick and premature babies.

Thirty-year-old Kelly from Weston-super-Mare, said:

“This will be the first skydive I have ever done and I am feeling a little nervous about it but I know it is for such a worthwhile charity so this will definitely get me through.

I have chosen Cots for Tots, which is based at Bristol’s Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, as I have friends who have used its facilities so it is close to my heart. I hope to raise lots of money for this worthy cause.”

Cots for Tots raises funds for life-saving equipment and pioneering new facilities to transform the lives of babies from Bristol, the South West England, South Wales and throughout the UK.

The charity has its own dedicated 12 bedroom house providing free ‘home from home’ accommodation for parents, brothers and sisters of babies in the Special Care Baby Unit.

Kelly will be taking part in the skydive in Swindon on Saturday, June 17. People can donate to Kelly’s JustGiving page at https://goo.gl/xaxjsZ.

Nicky Norville, Our registered Manager, said:

“We wish Kelly the very best of luck with her skydive. It is great to see our staff doing their bit for worthwhile causes and we will be sponsoring Kelly too.”

Photograph: Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop - Notaro Homecare

Three care providers recruiting across North Somerset

We are one of the three care providers recruiting across North Somerset…

CARERS working for existing care providers in North Somerset may now (May, 2017) be eligible to transfer to three winning providers and continue their career in the industry.

North Somerset Council has recently awarded the final care contract for homecare provision across the county for the next seven years to us at Notaro Homecare ltd, together with Brunelcare and Alliance Living Care, who are also looking for brand new recruits during information days on May 30 and 31 to deliver the growing number of hours.

 

Nicky Norville, our Registered Manager said:

“After taking over the care contract from the previous providers, we’re keen to make sure their staff are aware that they may be eligible to transfer to our companies, which will enable them to continue caring for the same service users and allow them to have a blossoming career in the care industry.”

We are working together to transfer existing packages of care from the current providers and are inviting all staff working for existing providers to go along to one of our information days to see if they are eligible to transfer.

Information days will be held on May 30 at the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in Nailsea from 10am until 5pm and on May 31 at the Parish Wharf Leisure Centre in Portishead from 12noon until 5pm for anyone who is currently employed by one of the existing care providers and wants to transfer or anyone who is simply interested in a career in care.

These information days will offer the opportunity for staff to find more about the new providers and about their rights to transfer whilst keeping their own Terms and Conditions and Length of Service.

 

Tim Part, Assistant Director of Alliance Living Care, said:

“The well-being of service users and the standards of service that people receive are our paramount concern and we’re keen for the information to get out there that we want to provide the best care possible and to employ the staff who have been doing this work to date so that the service users have as much of a seamless transfer of their service as possible.”

 

Together with Alliance Living Care and Brunelcare, we support hundreds of people to remain in their own homes. Providing an extensive range of services, from daily calls and sleep-ins to bespoke live-in care services.

Our large teams of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive-based outcomes and person-centred care to people throughout North Somerset.

Carolyn Mills, Registered Manager at Brunelcare added:

“All three companies are also recruiting people who have never worked in care too. We are looking for new recruits to help make a difference within communities across North Somerset to allow individuals to remain in their own homes and receive the compassionate care that they need to do so.”

Care worker positions are available in across North Somerset, so anyone who wants to find out more about working in the industry, can go along to one of the information days or get in touch by calling 07803 407247, 07860 403934 or 07803 407259.

 

Or visit www.notarohomecare.co.uk, www.brunelcare.org.uk, www.alliancehomesgroup.org.uk

 

For further media details for Notaro Homecare, please contact Porcupine PR on 01278 446801 or email Cherry@porcupinepr.co.uk.

 

For further media details for Alliance Homes, please contact Claire Newman via claire.newman@allianceliving.org.uk or call 01275 398482.

 

For further media details for Brunelcare, please contact Helen Chick, Marketing Coordinator via helen.chick@brunelcare.org.uk or call 0117 914 4258.

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Expert training for our new carers…

Our two new carers have received expert training…

ANN SWAN and Paulette Ellis from Weston-super-Mare have this month (May, 2017) started training as carers at Notaro Homecare Ltd.

Ann and Paulette are just two of many carers that have now received expert training from us and will begin visiting our service users in the area imminently, however we still need to recruit more staff.

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager, said:

“We recently took over the care contract for the North Somerset area from previous providers, which means we’re busy training up new recruits like Ann and Paulette and are keen to take on more individuals to help us provide the thousands of hours of care needed per week.”

 

“We are hosting information days on May 24 at The Royal Hotel in Weston-super-Mare from 10am until 5pm, the Scotch Horn Centre in Nailsea from 10am until 5pm on May 30 and the Parish Wharf in Portishead on May 31 from 12noon until 5pm for anyone who is currently employed by one of the existing care providers and wants to join us or anyone who is simply interested in a career in care. Parents on the school run are more than welcome to pop in with their children as we will have toys to keep them amused.

 

“We have care worker positions available in Banwell, Hewish, Kewstoke, Locking, St Georges, Weston-super-Mare, Wick St Lawrence, Worle, Wraxall, Tickenham, Nailsea, Yatton, Congresbury, Long Ashton, Failand, Backwell, Dundry, Felton, Winford, Redhill, Blagdon, Wrington, Langford, Churchill, Sandford and Winscombe, so if anyone who is a kind and caring individual wants to find out more about working in the industry, they can come along to one of our information days or get in touch by calling 07803407247 or 07803407259.”

Due to our continued hard work and dedication to the sector, we support hundreds of people remaining in their own homes. Our company provides an extensive range of services, from daily calls and sleep-ins to bespoke live-in care services.

Our large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive-based outcomes and person-centred care to people throughout North Somerset.

We offer full training, competitive rates, travel time for walkers and drivers, mileage payments, consistent hours, a refer a friend scheme and national discount scheme for major brands.

Our core values, instilled into every staff member, include protecting people’s dignity, choice, independence, privacy and rights and ensuring people maintain involvement in their community and achieve fulfillment in their lives.

We work in a person-centred way which puts the person at the centre of the process of planning and delivering care, ensuring their views and wishes are reflected in their care plan.

 

Weston-super-Mare based AAA Training Solutions, a specialist health and social care training company, deliver full five day classroom based inductions, training and refresher training to our experienced and non-experienced staff.

 

The information days will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at The Royal Hotel in Weston-super-Mare from 10am until 5pm, the Scotch Horn Centre in Nailsea on Tuesday, May 30 from 10am until 5pm and the Parish Wharf in Portishead on Wednesday, May 31 from 12noon until 5pm.

 

For more information about Notaro Homecare Ltd, please call 07803407247 or 07803407259. Alternatively, please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homecareagency or on Twitter @NotaroHomecare.

 

For further media details, please contact Porcupine PR on 01278 446801 or email Cherry@porcupinepr.co.uk.

 

Photograph: our new recruits (left) Ann Swan and (right) Paulette Ellis, both from Weston-super-Mare, with AAA Training Solutions Trainer, Michael McNeil during a training session…

Our new carers get expert training

Search is on for 50 more carers

Search is on for 50 more carers in North Somerset

This month (May, 2017) we are urging kind and caring individuals from the North Somerset area that are looking for work, to come forward and become carers.

We have taken on a major care contract for North Somerset Council in December last year and are now looking for more people to join our team as carers to help provide more than 3,000 hours per week of care.

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager, said:

“We’ve achieved a great deal already and are doing so well that we need more carers, we’re currently looking for 50 new recruits to add to our current, valued and highly motivated team providing care across Weston-super-Mare, Banwell, Hewish, Kewstoke, Locking, St Georges, Wick St Lawrence and Worle.

 

“If you are a caring person, with or without experience, we can help you achieve your goals to become an exceptional carer. We offer training, competitive rates, travel time for walkers and drivers, mileage payments, consistent hours, a refer a friend scheme and national discount scheme for major brands. Anyone interested in joining us should call 01934 422800.”

Due to our continued hard work and dedication to our sector, we support hundreds of people remaining in their own homes. Our company provides an extensive range of services, from daily calls and sleep-ins to bespoke live-in care services.

Our large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive-based outcomes and person-centred care to people throughout North Somerset.

Our core values at Notaro Homecare Ltd, instilled into every staff member, include protecting people’s dignity, choice, independence, privacy and rights and ensuring people maintain involvement in their community and achieve fulfilment in their lives. We work in a person-centred way which puts the person at the centre of the process of planning and delivering care, ensuring their views and wishes are reflected in their care plan.

We use Weston-super-Mare based AAA Training Solutions, a specialist health and social care training company, to deliver full five day classroom based inductions, training and refresher training to experienced and non-experienced staff.

For more information call our team on 01934 422800. Alternatively, please follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/homecareagency or twitter Twitter @NotaroHomecare.

 

For further media details, please contact Porcupine PR on 01278 446801 or email Cherry@porcupinepr.co.uk.

Photograph caption: Registered Manager, Nicky Norville

Nicky Norville, Registered Manager