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Making Caring Visible

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Date: June 7, 2020


It will be a hugely different Carers Week 2020 this year. 8th June marks the start of this special week when we celebrate carers & all that they do.

Carers Week raises awareness of the incredible contribution that carers make to families and communities across the UK. All of us have a part to play in ensuring that we shine a light on the carers in our community and their needs.

This year’s theme is about Making Caring Visible. This comes at a time when so many have been shielded from view since before lockdown began. This year, carers across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Every day, we see the huge variety of skills both family, informal and our carers demonstrate to ensure they maintain the highest possible standards for those they care for. Bridgewater Home Care wants to thank all those family members and informal carers that we liaise and work with who help us to carry on safely caring for loved ones and clients within their own homes and delivering a vital care service in our communities.

Dementia Friends

Carers at Bridgewater Home Care are required to undergo regular training sessions to ensure they are able to provide skilled care in line with all the latest research and recommendations. This equips them with a variety of skills considered best-practice for helping clients maintain the highest possible quality of life.

Our carers often become close companions. So, watching the condition of someone they have a bond with deteriorate can be immensely challenging. The challenge is often even greater for family carers, especially when conditions such as dementia are present.

Our carers perform a wide range of tasks each day, often involving manual handling or some form of complex care. As such, they need to know how to carry out these tasks without risk to themselves or the person they are caring for, we provide specialist training in this area.

Providing care is anything but unskilled work. We need to remove this damaging perception and continue praising the amazing work performed by our carers and others in the UK and make caring visible.Many unpaid carers are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older who need support.

Award winning Bridgewater Home Care specialises in working with clients & their families that require care in their own homes to maintain independence and their dignity. We offer a unique service of personalised care visits from a minimum of 30 minutes upwards and can provide extra support caring for a loved one in Wigan, Bolton, Warrington, and across the North West.

 

We value and take care of our staff here at Bridgewater Home Care. It is no surprise that well paid, supported, and skilled carers are happier performing their caring duties, and this is reflected in the care that they provide.

We are proud to have a 98% employee satisfaction rating in an independent survey conducted by Smith + Henderson.

 

Bridgewater Home Care have won numerous awards over the last few years and most recently we have been shortlisted as Finalists for no less than 4 categories in the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2020. These categories showcase that great care for our clients comes from well-motivated and valued staff who love caring for others:

Employer of the Year Award
This award will be presented to an organisation that has showcased its commitment to provide a positive and supportive environment. The award shows a true commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious, and integrated workforce.

Community and Social Responsibility Award
This award will be presented to an organisation that has showcases its Community and Social Responsibility and aims to ensure that the business acts in a way that is ethical. This means taking account of their social, economic, and environmental impact, and consideration of human rights.

Wellbeing in the Workplace Award
This award will be presented to a company that supports its employees and team members wellbeing and mental health. Workplace wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behaviour in the workplace and to improve health outcomes.

Business Person of the Year
The criteria for this award are based on the success of the individual and the influence they have had on the business/ organisations and those around them.

The online award ceremony will be held on the 18th September so wish us luck!

To enquire about our award-winning care services, call our friendly team on 01942 215888 for an informal chat or email: info@bridgewaterhomecare.co.uk

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