Bridgewater Home Care Supports #GladtoCare week to celebrate Care Sector

June 23, 2022


Bridgewater Home Care is delighted to announce its involvement in #GladtoCare Week 2022 – A national awareness week dedicated to celebrating those who work in the care sector, which has returned for its third year.

Following the great success of the inaugural #GladtoCare Awareness Week that saw over 500 care homes and home care providers take part and the #GladtoCare hashtag used over three million times in just one week, Bridgewater Home Care will be getting involved in the event, which aims to celebrate the extraordinary contributions that carers make to the lives of recipients of care, their families, and community members.

Spearheaded by Person Centred Software and Autumna, two major players in the care industry, #GladtoCare Week will take place from Monday 20th to Friday 24th June 2022.

With the 2022 theme being ‘celebration’, participants will be invited to join in with a variety of fun and innovative activities throughout the week, designed to get the entire care community and its residents involved. This year’s activities include virtual fitness sessions, cooking competitions and a virtual open day.

Despite the worst of the pandemic being behind us, the organisers hope that the week will continue to highlight the outstanding dedication displayed by carers throughout the crisis, who have gone above and beyond to make sure care home residents are kept safe, happy and entertained. It aims to champion their incredible work whilst simultaneously allowing them to shout about why they’re glad to work in the care sector.

Speaking of the initiative, Jonathan Papworth, Founder of Person Centred Software, said: “The responses to the last two #GladtoCare Weeks were fantastic and saw hundreds of care providers across the UK get involved at the height of the pandemic. Two years on, and with the effects of COVID-19 still very much impacting the sector, we were keen for the event to return.”

“We hope that as many care providers and care workers will get involved as possible to shine a light on all of the incredible work that’s been done, and continues to be done, within the industry, much of which often goes unnoticed and underappreciated,” Jonathan concluded.

Sharing the sentiment behind the awareness week, Bridgewater Home Care was keen to get involved and immediately registered its interest. Discussing its reasons for wanting to participate, Sally Kelly, Compliance Manager at Bridgewater Home Care said:

“The reason behind getting involved in the Glad to Care campaign was to share the reasons why we are Glad to Care and to show our appreciation to our staff for all their amazing work they do. Throughout the week our staff will be sharing their own personal reasons on why they are Glad to Care and later in the week our clients will be sharing their reasons why they are thankful for their Carers and the positive impact they have on them. We want to raise public recognition, improve staff morale, and show that despite the difficulties Carers are currently facing, it is still a very rewarding and fulfilling career.”

The home will be able to take advantage of a free #GladtoCare digital toolkit including decorative bunting, display posters, social media graphics, and a bespoke activity calendar full of ideas for getting its residents involved.

 

For more information on Bridgewater Home Care please visit www.bridgewaterhomecare.co.uk and follow @BridgewaterHomeCare

For more information on #GladtoCare Week, please visit www.gladtocare.com. To keep up to date with the happenings of #GladtoCare Week, please visit:

GladToCare (@GladToCare)

https://www.facebook.com/GladToCare/


Bridgewater Home Care are a non-medical provider of domiciliary care to vulnerable adults in the local community. We bridge the gap for high quality, relationship-focussed care at home, providing various services from simple companionship to more complex personal care, all from the comfort of the individual’s home.

Since 2010 when Bridgewater Home Care was established, we have been delivering a service that individuals and their family members can rely upon, delivered by professionals they can trust. We believe that once we have provided reliability and trust, we can provide a quality service that exceeds expectations.

We train and support all of our Care Specialists to provide the highest quality of care, specialising in the care of those with a form of dementia.

With an aim to become the first choice, local provider of care offering essential care and support from the comfort of the home, focussing on the small things that really make our clients happy.

To find out more about our services please visit www.bridgewaterhomecare.co.uk/services

 

About Person Centred Software

Person Centred Software was started in 2013 to help to improve the quality of life for people in social care. The company has become an award-winning global company with over 3,000 care homes in the UK alone, using their digital care management system.

With over 20 years’ experience developing technology for the care sector, Person Centred Software knows passion creates the best opportunity for real change – and the founder continues to stay at the helm of the business to help drive digital development in the sector.

 

About Autumna

Autumna is the largest directory of care homes, home care and live-in care in the UK. It runs a free national advice line for families, supported by online expertise and its directory of care providers, which provides uniquely detailed information about the type of care provided, facilities, activities, CQC ratings and availability.

 

About Pic PR

Pic PR is a Gloucestershire-based creative communications agency focused on new PR, purpose-built for the social, digital & mobile age. Specialising in the Care, Hospitality, Education and HR sectors, Pic PR creates award-winning PR campaigns powered by awesome ideas, engaging pictures and clever communication strategies designed to get brands noticed by their target audience.