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Telephone Problems

posted 6 Jun 2013, 03:59 by Tim Sneller   [ updated 6 Jun 2013, 04:00 ]

We have been experiencing problems with our incoming telephone lines this morning.
The problem should now be resolved, but if you still have a problem getting through on our normal number, please use 01344-987998 instead.

The Little Book of Big Scams

posted 25 Jan 2013, 03:27 by Tim Sneller   [ updated 31 Jan 2013, 02:18 ]

Little Book of Big Scams
Thames Valley Police would like to draw your attention to an electronic booklet produce by the Metropolitan Police. Called  "The Little Book of Big Scams", it gives details of many of the scams which are being used to target the elderly and vulnerable.

Please make yourselves aware of the contents of this booklet, and make sure that your loved ones are not being targeted by some of the scams described.

Carer of the Month - May 2012

posted 30 Jun 2012, 04:21 by Tim Sneller

Sarah - Carer of the month for May Our carer of the month for May 2012 is Sarah.

Sarah received some gift vouchers as a token of our appreciation for a job well done.

Congratulations ! !


Bracknell Forest Council

posted 30 Jun 2012, 04:15 by Tim Sneller   [ updated 30 Jun 2012, 04:25 ]

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk We are now registered with Bracknell Forest Borough Council as one of their care providers.

This means that we can now take on clients who are funded by the council.


Get Insulated This Winter

posted 23 Nov 2011, 10:11 by Tim Sneller   [ updated 23 Nov 2011, 10:22 ]

With winter just around the corner, residents in Bracknell Forest might be thinking about the benefits of getting their property insulated.

   Cavity wall and loft insulation are among the most effective ways to reduce heat loss from properties and to help reduce energy bills.
   Loft and cavity wall insulation is subsidised by the large energy companies under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme.
   Hazel Hill, sustainable energy officer at Bracknell Forest Council, said: “The good news is that getting your property insulated won’t break the bank.
   "Residents living in their own homes who are over the age of 70, or people on income related benefits, are entitled to have their loft and cavity walls insulated for free.
   “For those residents who don’t qualify for free insulation, the typical cost for a three bedroom house is around £149 for cavity wall insulation and £169 for loft insulation (270 mm top up).”
   Cllr Dorothy Hayes, executive member for the environment, added: “More and more people are realising that insulation can save them money and make their homes cosier.
   “Winter is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to think about property insulation.”
  To find out more, visit bracknell-forest.gov.uk/environment/env-energy-efficiency or call 01344 352000.

From Bracknell Forest Council Web Site

Respite from as little as £6 for carers at Heathlands

posted 22 Nov 2011, 00:22 by Tim Sneller   [ updated 23 Nov 2011, 10:22 ]

Carers can enjoy a respite during the day from as little as £6 an hour thanks to Heathlands day centre.

   Bracknell Forest Council's day centre now offers a drop-in service to support carers who look after people aged 60 and over with memory problems. The drop-in session runs seven days a week from 8am until 7pm.
   Naoma Dobson, head of long-term community support said: "This scheme is a fantastic opportunity for carers as it allows them to take a much needed break during the day to go out and shop, attend appointments or to socialise."
   "Carers can drop off the person with memory problems for two to four hours, and can rest assured that they are safe, well looked after and can join in activities supported by staff who have specialist training and are fully CRB checked."
   Anyone living in Bracknell Forest and the surrounding area who is caring for an older person with memory problems is eligible for the scheme. They do not need to be known to adult social care and no financial assesessment is needed. The cost is just £6 an hour, payable on the day. Lunch is available at an extra cost, and one-to-one support is also available for an additional price.
   If you are interested, or know of someone who may be, the person with meory problems will need to visit Heathlands Day Centre for a short introduction and assessment. Care staff will then create an individual care plan. Once someone is registered, carers can book the service on 01344-360775 or 01344-425650.
   Heathlands day centre is located at Crossfell, Wildridings, RG12 7RX.


   Please remember that Care In Your Home Ltd are also able to offer respite care, from 1 hour upwards as required by a carer, and are willing to include this as part of a larger package or just on its own.

Four Wheel Drive Vehicle

posted 25 Oct 2011, 10:15 by Tim Sneller   [ updated 25 Oct 2011, 10:17 ]

With an eye on the weather forecasts for this winter, and having had experience of providing care over the last two winters, we have just purchased a four-wheel-drive vehicle. This should help us to be able to provide care to our clients whatever weather we have this winter.

The vehicle will be used to transport our carers safely to clients houses if we have snow, and also to help them get their own cars moving again if they get them stuck.

Having said this - we hope that we do not get too much bad weather this winter.

Advertising

posted 28 Sep 2011, 03:26 by Tim Sneller

We have an advert on the inside back page of "Great Hollands Matters" - a local publication distributed to all houses in Great Hollands, and Jennetts Park.

Advertising

posted 30 Jun 2011, 02:56 by Tim Sneller   [ updated 30 Jun 2011, 02:59 ]

We had 1/4 page adverts in the local papers last week, and a full page spread in the Berks and Bucks Standard this week.

Quite a few enquires, especially for job vacancies.

Keep a sharp look-out, as you will see our name cropping up in a few interesting places.


CQC Assessment

posted 28 May 2011, 12:14 by Tim Sneller

We had our CQC assessment on 24th May, and have been appoved. We can now start working ! ! !

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