Unfortunately not to the Serengeti or the Masai Mara, but here at Coppice & Oakside we created the next best thing – our very own pop up Safari experience. A lot of our residents are fans of animals and during lockdown we have not been able to go see them as we normally would have done. So we enjoyed our own safari day with our animals, games, and a sing song. Everyone really enjoyed it, all saying they had had a great day and can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has launched a Professional Care Workers Week for 2020 which is taking place from 1st to the 4th September.
The week invites people from across the sector to attend events virtually or in person to celebrate and appreciate care workers. The week is also designed to boost the perception of social care in the public consciousness and bring acknowledgement to care workers.
As a company United Health totally supports the aims of the week, and the importance of recognising care workers has never been more apparent than it is at the moment.
The way all care workers have embraced and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic is testament to fantastic commitment they have to caring for people, which is why the theme for the week this year is ‘Respect and Recognition’.
We would like to show our support for all care workers this week and for the months ahead, and hope the event is a success.
Here’s a very informative poster from “National Online Safety” explaining how to be mindful of “Phishing” online.”Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. They may look like they’re from a bank, a credit card company, a social networking site, an online payment website or app, or an online store.Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment.”If in doubt, it’s worth checking with the sender before clicking the link.
The current pandemic and lockdown has placed enormous stress on a lot of people. Very few of us will have lived through the last few months without our mental health being affected. This is true for both adults and children. We have found this chart by Banana Tree Log a good simple guide to help is all stay as happy and mentally healthy as possible. We hope it gives you some good tips.
Very often and lads and girls can’t agree on exactly what they should have to make up their day. So we decided to give both sexes an equal choice and let them have their very own ladies and gentleman’s days. The ladies had a lovely day with a lovely tea consisting of a variety of sandwiches and cakes. There was tea and Prosecco and for entertainment music and dancing.The gentlemen chose a variety of pub snacks, beers and ciders, and a pub favourite – pie and mash. A cracking day and everyone very happy at the end of it!
At United Health we have all been working really hard to keep our residents and staff safe; eliminating the spread of COVID-19.
Help us and yourself to keep doing that, by wearing a mask when going into a shop from 24th July.
REMINDER: If you’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, you will not be asked to provide any passwords, bank account details or PINs.
For more information, visit: http://actionfraud.police.uk/testandtrace
Huge congratulations to all out Ilkeston homes for their fantastic achievement in raising £250 through selling their cupcakes. Everyone worked so hard and the end results looked and tasted fantastic. Some would say this has been the icing on the cake of our lockdown so far…but that would be a bit cheesy wouldn’t it! Congratulations team Ilkeston – what a fantastic effort.
Here are some simple yet fab tips for keeping cool at night in the heatwave.
• Preparation is key, so keep blinds shut during the day/evening to block out sunlight and keep your room as cool as possible.
• Cool your body temperature down with a cold shower before bed to feel more refreshed.
• Alternatively, you can run your wrists under cool water to also help drop your temperature before going to sleep.
• Make sure you keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration is a common cause of sleepless nights, so keep a glass of cold water by your bed in case you wake up hot and thirsty.
All our homes will be receiving lots of messages and best wishes today as we celebrate Father’s Day. We will be making sure that all the dads we are caring for have an extra special day and are spoilt rotten! How will you be celebrating your Dad’s special day?