Ablecare have started a new initiative which aims to recognise contributions to the home and to wellbeing, made not by staff but by residents or visitors or volunteers.
Director Sam Hawker says: "A suggestion was made at our recent Managers’ Meeting to recognise the input of people other than paid staff into the running of the homes. As a result AbleCare Homes have created a Contribution of the Month Scheme. Each month one individual will be honoured and will receive a certificate to thank them for their involvement. A copy of their certificate will be presented to them and posted on social media.
Suggestions for selecting AbleCare Homes Contribution of the Month:
- Helping out around the home with duties such as setting tables, watering the plants etc.
- Joining in and helping to set up and lead activities for the enjoyment of residents.
- Cooperation, relationship with and support provided to residents.
The September Award was won by Roger, a resident at Crossley House in recognition of all the help he provides around the home
The October Award was won by Megan (below) who visited Hengrove Lodge every day during her half-term break, joining in activities and spending time with residents. It really means a lot to everyone to have someone willing to spend time with them.