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Know Your Rights with Bridgewater Home Care

 

Thursday 26 November is Carers Rights Day – Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, Bridgewater Home Care believe that it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it.

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We have TWO finalists at the Great British Care Awards !

 

 

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Bridgewater Home Care have two finalists at the Great British Care Awards, North West Region.

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Scarecrow competition brought cheer on Halloween

 

Bridgewater Home Care Wigan organised a spooky scarecrow competition hoping to spread some cheer during the half-term holidays in Wigan.

 

 

 

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Award-winning Bridgewater Home Care celebrates 10 years in Business

 

Bridgewater Home Care is delighted to be celebrating ten successful years in the UK home care business this October. Phil Eckersley, the Managing Director, and founder of Bridgewater Home Care would like to thank everyone at team Bridgewater, particularly over the last 6 months, for working so hard during such challenging times. The management and care teams dedication and professional support has allowed their home care clients to continue having peace of mind, safety, and independence in their own home.

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Bridgewater Home Care recognised as an Employer of Choice

Bridgewater Home Care has recently been recognised in a major North West competition for their efforts as an employer of choice by receiving two accolades at the virtual Greater Manchester Business Awards 2020 on Friday 4th September 2020 for “Employer of the Year “and “Wellbeing in the Workplace.” Bridgewater Home Care are also thrilled that they have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards which recognise outstanding achievement and excellence within the health and social care sector.

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Bridgewater Home Care maintains essential Home Care Services during Covid

Bridgewater Home Care, a leading home care provider for over 10 years, is proud to reflect upon its recent success of maintaining essential, safe, and high-quality care to our clients throughout the Covid pandemic.

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Kindness During Lockdown

 

The letter of kindness was written by our client’s daughter regarding one of our fabulous carers, Sam or should we say “Super Sam to the Rescue ! ” 

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Wearing a Face Covering

It is now compulsory in England for anyone aged 11 or over to wear a face covering on public transport, in NHS facilities as a visitor or outpatient, or from 24 July 2020 inside shops, supermarkets and indoor shopping centres . It will also be compulsory to wear a face covering when buying food and drink to takeaway from cafes and shops.

 

 

 

 

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Changes to shielding advice in England

Shielding advice has recently changed in England. It changed on 6 July and is due to be paused from 1 August.

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We are Finalists for 4 Awards !

Bridgewater Home Care is thrilled in being shortlisted this month as finalists for 4 award categories in the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2020.

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Making Caring Visible

 

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. 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.

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Bridgewater Home Care – Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

Bridgewater Home Care is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (run by the Mental Health Foundation) as we want our clients to know that they are supported during this time, and at all times.

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Dementia Action Week 11th – 18th May 2020

This week should have been Dementia Action Week. Even though it is not taking place, we still think it is important to take the opportunity to highlight the support required by people living with dementia. Bridgewater Home Care offers award winning quality care at home which can have a positive impact on those living with dementia.

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Bridgewater Home Care delivering services safely during the COVID-19 outbreak

We understand that this is a very worrying time and that you will be concerned about your loved ones but we want to provide you with peace of mind that Bridgewater Home Care are doing everything we can to keep our clients safe and comfortable when we visit them at home.

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Bridgewater Home Care -Exercise at Home

As little as 10 minutes of exercise a day can make us feel better, both physically and emotionally. And the activity that stimulates our brain can help us feel more alert.

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Celebrate VE Day with Bridgewater’s virtual party!

The Early May Bank Holiday was moved to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day this year to Friday 8th May 2020.

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Can you Help your Community?

We are really excited to welcome new carers with different transferable skills and experiences to join the Bridgewater family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Top 10 Tips For Nutrition and Hydration week 16th -22nd March 2020

 

Nutrition and Hydration week is an annual event that highlights the importance of food and drink and the role that good nutrition and hydration play in our health, energy levels and quality of life.

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Kick start a Career in Care

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of others?  Perhaps a position as a carer with the Bridgewater Home Care family would be the ideal fit for you.

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Mission Christmas Donations

Mission Christmas are collecting for 22,000 children this year to ensure they all have a present to open on Christmas Day!

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Fundraising for Poppy Day!

Phil Eckersley, Owner of Bridgewater Home Care, starts off the fundraising for Poppy Day! We will always remember them.

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Shortlisted for Employer of the Year Award!

We are proud to announce that the Bridgewater Home Care team have been shortlisted for the Employer of the Year Award at the North West Business Awards 2019.

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Activities and Tips for Older People and Carers In The Summertime

Summer can be a busy time for families, with holidays away and often additional childcare responsibilities to juggle. It can be difficult to always find the time for older relatives or to make them feel included in the summertime activities. It can also be a time when warmer temperatures (or incessant rain!) can make exercise and the usual outside activities more dangerous or unpleasant.

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Intergenerational Interaction – The Benefits

Here at Bridgewater Day Care, we look forward to our weekly visits from the children at Little Angels Nursery. We absolutely love watching their interaction and the joy it brings. But, what are the benefits to both young and old?

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Personal Assistant or Home Care – What’s The Difference?

You’ve decided that your loved one would benefit from care at home, but you might be wondering what the difference is between getting a personal assistant or a specialist home carer to support them?

In this article, we aim to explain how much more tailored support your loved one would receive from using a home care provider such as Bridgewater Home Care rather than the uncertainties one might face if using a personal assistant.

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Dementia & how pets can improve lives

Whether your friend, relative or loved one is living at home or in a care environment, the impact of living with dementia can be difficult for all involved.

This April is National Pet Month and what better month to discuss the positive impact that pets have on our lives, with an emphasis on those living with a form of Dementia.

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Dignity in senior home care

We like to make sure that treating all our home care clients with the utmost dignity is always at the forefront of our minds. At Bridgewater Home Care we use our ongoing training to seek out ways in which we can improve quality of care for all our clients and their families. Every individual, no matter what their personal circumstances, must be treated the respect and dignity they deserve throughout their time with us.

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Looking for a new career?

Are you looking for a flexible new career now the kids have gone back to school?
September always feels like a great time of year, time for new challenges without the pressures of January.  The kids return to school, the house is quiet, and our thoughts turn to new adventures and possibilities. It is the perfect time to begin something new, to boost your family income, and explore an exciting new career.

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Surprise nomination for Phil Eckersley!

Surprise Nomination for Phil Eckersley, Managing Director of Bridgewater Home Care

Our very own Phil Eckersley, Managing Director of Bridgewater Home Care, received a surprise nomination at this year’s E3 Business Awards in July and we couldn’t be happier for him and the team.

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We are finalists in two award categories!

Bridgewater Home Care shortlisted as finalists in this year’s E3 Awards – in two categories!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists in not one, but two categories in the 2018 E3 Business Awards!

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Celebrating our carers on Carers Week

Last week was Carers Week, a brilliant week that involved thousands of individuals and organisations who are coming together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

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