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Rock Star Awards 2019

The Rock Star Awards celebrate the achievements of young people aged 16–26 across Dorset and Hampshire. They showcase young people that have demonstrated strength, initiative and hard work, sometimes in the face of adversity.

At Agincare, we employ a number of young carers and passionately believe in supporting the development of their careers. We were therefore delighted to sponsor this year’s ‘Young Carer’ award.

How Brighton’s ‘Why Not?’ club was born

Brighton has a large number of homeless people and at times you can’t walk down Queens Road without seeing at least 10 people who are begging for money, food or a drink.

We spoke to Diana Saine, Operations Director for Agincare's Staff Now, about how she went about helping the homeless people feel part of the local community:

Innovation through partnership

We are very proud of the achievements of our incredible Home First project teams who are finalists for the 2018 Laing Buisson Private/Public Partnership Award for the second year running.

Over the last 12 months, Agincare has been engaging nationally with Trusts, CCG’s and LA’s, forging proof of concept across a number of bridging and enhanced domiciliary schemes for a more radical approach to workforce challenges.

Cupcake day

If there is one thing, we do well at Victory Care Home it is a cake bake and sale. Kayleigh our Admin assistant loves to bake, so when the theme this year for Alzheimer’s society was cupcakes that is what she did!

The Great Flood

On 29th May 2018, torrential rain saw flash flooding and, subsequently, dangerous road surfaces across the entire county. However, in our little part of Kent it seemed that all the rain fell on us! As Victory care home is in a bit of a valley, the water flooded into Sirius unit, which is one wing of our home. In the twenty plus years I have worked at Victory Care Home I have never since rain like this, and at one point the water was running down the side of the home like a river!!

Easter Arrivals

Our ‘living eggs’ arrived on the 26th March, of which we have kept 5 females called Ivy (after one of our residents, as born on her birthday), Pitta, Nugget, Dixie and Terry. They have a new fenced home in the garden and enjoy full use of the garden. Jemma our very own ‘Doctor Dolittle’ has been looking after them, and as you can see are very friendly.

Waterloo National Care Home Open Day 21st April

We had a fun filled afternoon, with sports activities, food & drink, cake stall, guess the weight of the cake, brick a brac and tombola. Thank you to all the staff and family and friends who came to enjoy the day with our residents, all proceeds made have gone towards our resident’s activities

Across the generations

We were delighted to welcome a group of teeny tinies from All Saints Nursery one sunny afternoon in our Edwardian Garden.  Terri had the terrific idea of joining in with the latest craze for painting rocks and hiding them.  She painted the rocks with bugs and butterflies and hid them around the garden for the children to find.  Each child then found a rock and gave it to one of our residents to “look after” for them, whilst they then entertained the residents with some nursery rhymes and singing.  It was a really lovely afternoon and we hope that the children will visit us again soon.

Connecting people with the past

For those residents at Crecy Care home in Weymouth who aren’t always as able to get out and about there is always something going on to keep them entertained whether it be puzzles, dominoes, blow-up skittles, ball games, daily newspapers, pampering and live musical entertainment.

Success at Crecy

Everyone likes a success story and here at Crecy we had two during July, two of our male residents moved out of Crecy back into the community; one moving back to Dorchester the other to Christchurch. Both gentlemen returned to their own properties where they are able to live independently, albeit with a care package in place.

Careers in Care Start Your Future Now

"If you like it you'll love it - you just have to give it a go!"

Sarah from Brighton

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