At United Health we know just how difficult it is to look after someone as a full-time carer, member of the family or friend.
If you are in that position we would like to support you by posting a series of tips and pieces of advice to help you deliver the amazing care and support you give. We will be grouping these around key subject areas that affect all carers.
Over ten days our Facebook page for The Valleys Care Home we will post advice for those of you who may be supporting people living with dementia. Our advice concerns ‘Communicating with someone living with Dementia’
We hope you find these useful and would welcome suggestions as to other areas of care where we may be able to offer help and support through our page.
Happy Easter from all of us at United Health! We hope you have an egg-cellent day no matter what you have planned 🐰🐣🍫
Our lovely Bunkers Hill chef Hannah has made it through to the regional finals of the NACC Care Chef 2019 competition.
The competition is open to all chefs/cooks in the care sector. It takes place over six months, with the paper judging stage and regional heats culminating in an exciting live national final in June 2019 where the NACC Care Chef of the Year is crowned. Throughout the process, the expert judges whittle down the competitors to the final twelve as they look for innovation, costing, suitability for the environment, adherence to nutrition guidelines, taste, overall menu balance, presentation and, of course, pure talent.
On 19th March in Stratford upon Avon, the regional finals will require Hannah to cook her dish within a 90 minute time limit and present it for judging. She will be awarded points for taste, presentation, texture, and technique used.
She will have our full support on the day and we are keeping our fingers crossed for a great result.
We place great emphasis on attracting and retaining excellent staff, so that we can provide high quality care across a range of services in the East Midlands.
We are always looking for people who want to become part of our dedicated teams which operate across; elderly care, learning and physical disabilities, mental health and children’s services.
If you are looking for a career in care or have already worked in a caring role then we would be interested in hearing from you. You should be someone who is committed to the welfare of others and be friendly and helpful in your working attitudes. At United Health you will become part of a supportive team that welcomes people in to the ‘family’ atmosphere that we have worked hard to create across our various services.
If you would like to know more about the positions we currently have on offer then why not take a look at our careers opportunities on every page.
You will find a wide range of jobs that will hopefully contain the one for you.
Give us the opportunity to help you to reach your full potential by enabling you to deliver the very best care you can.
Today is the first ever Mental Health Nurses’ Day
Many people have been cared for by a Mental Health Nurse at some point in our lives and we want to say thank you for all their support and dedication on this special day.
We know it’s not always easy to find a way to talk about mental health issues, but today it’s Time to Talk Day, when we all need to get talking and find ways to tackle mental health issues.
There are lots of tips on the Time to Talk Day website, such as asking open questions in a non-judgemental way, and finding the right time and place to talk, and listen.
Valley View is holding a Recruitment Open Day tomorrow Thursday January 31st.
This is your chance to change career – change job – make a difference in your work.
We provide care to adults with profound learning and physical disabilities and sensory impairment.
We are interested in talking to committed and compassionate individuals who want to make a difference through doing their job.
Why not pop in for coffee, tea and biscuits and talk to us about the full and part-time roles we have available.
THURSDAY 31ST JANUARY 10AM TO 4PM
VALLEY VIEW CARE HOME
T: 01283 218076
The first Sports Hall steels are now going up at our development site for Oakwood Community School.
The guys have been really busy and now we have a forest of steel emerging and you can see the framework of the Sports facility.
These are exciting times for the school, as the move to the new site and what will be fantastic facilities has been a long time in the making.
It’s really great to see things taking shape.
Watch this space for more construction updates!
When Sadie became a Registered General Nurse some 20 years ago – little did she realise that eventually she would become Manager of The Valleys and take responsibility for the delivery of Nursing and Personal Care to over 70 people under one roof!
Sadie joined United Health in May 2018 and it soon became obvious that she was not only committed to her job but also that she wanted to progress and develop in her career caring for others.
She started as Deputy Manager for our sister home in Lincoln – Bunkers Hill Care Home and then in October of last year was promoted to be in charge at The Valleys.
Seeing her grow in to her new roles has been rewarding and The Valleys are very pleased she has decided to take on the responsibility of leading the team at the home.
Well yesterday a justifiably proud Sadie was able to exhibit official recognition of her achievements and display her Registered Manager’s Certificate from CQC in the home. This was the culmination not only of a lot of hard work but also continuous commitment, on her part, to ensuring the delivery of excellent care at The Valleys.
However for Sadie it does not stop there. She looks forward to developing in her role as Manager and is determined to bring a lot of energy and innovative ideas to her position so that The Valleys starts a new era delivering even better care than before.
Everyone wishes Sadie well over the coming year, and looks forward to great things happening at The Valleys.