Its been a while since my last blog….this feels like a dear diary entry!
Happy new year to you all. Seems like an eternity since Christmas to be honest.
I think everyone enjoyed all loved our ‘Christmas doo’ this year. It was so nice to get everyone together, (apart from Sue Hocking and Jane Cowmeadow they were out working, bless them). We enjoyed the venue, food and company along with the gifts and the games. (enough said about that the better)Thanks to all that came, how am I going to top that this year! (white water rafting!)
Charity Rugby Match…..
I would like to take this opportunity to thank another local business owner Sharon Andrew of ‘Head Case Hairdressers’ in Hucclecote. She arranged a brilliant charity rugby match between Men and women. This was just before Christmas. Not only was this great fun during the game, but it helped raise funds for two great local charities. This was James Hopkins Trust and Campbell Burns Trust.
Sharon Middlemore wimped out this event last year, however her name is definitely first on the team sheet for this year.
We have some sad news…Just after Christmas we lost Daphne Watson, to short illness after a fall. Everyone was very fond of her and her family. Sue H and myself attended the funeral and it was a lovely send off, just as Daphne would of wanted. It was a celebration of her life experiences and evidence of what a full and active life she had.
Also another sad notice, our longest customer ‘Nell’ was moved into a care home, in Jan this year. Nell had deteriorated too much to remain to be at home. However staff and her family supported her full time for 2 weeks prior to the admission. Nell is doing well and the move was not to difficult, but we all miss her. One of the nicest ladies to come out of Cornwall.
We are lucky to have another experienced carer as well as a very experienced Nurse to join our ‘fold’. Tina has several years working within the care sector and specialist with adults with learning and physical disabilities. Rose Eagles, is an experienced RGN, that has worked as a district nurse, in community hospitals as well as Gloucester Royal Hospital. We are so lucky to have fabulous members to our team. Both came highly recommend from other work colleagues. This is the best way
to recruit we have found, it has been highly successful for us in the past, and continues to be. ‘word of mouth’ still is our best marketing tool!
Welcome both to Broomfield Care, we look forward to you coming on board.
We also have a Social work student called Zoe Sherman working with us until the end of her second year. She is currently studying at the University of Gloucestershire. She will pick up lots of skills and knowledge during her short working life with us. Welcome to you too Zoe.
Will be in touch next week, with some exciting news. Details to follow!!!!!!!!!