Clap for Carers is returning under a new name of Clap for Heroes, tonight at 8pm. In our 3rd lockdown we hope it can lift the spirits of all of us.Our staff do an amazing job to keep vulnerable people as safe as possible – will you join with us and clap for them?
As 2020 comes to a close, we want to look forward to hopefully a brighter year ahead. There is still a long way to go for everyone to be safer and to feel they can lead more of a normal life, but there is now cause for hope. Of course we still need to be really careful and we will make sure that we offer the very best and safest possible care and support to your loved ones, as we have done throughout this year. We know that this New Year will be a quiet one for most people, but we can all raise a glass to each other in the safety of our own homes and look forward to better times ahead. Form everyone at United Health we hope you have a Happy and Safe New Year.
IT’S HERE!!…..Of course we mean the United Health Advent Calendar for 2020. Last years was such a success that everyone wanted to repeat it in 2020. Of course this year has not been so great, but we have decided to keep an upbeat theme – we figured that most people have had their share of doom and gloom this year. Why not take a look at our Facebook page to see all the great videos that we have posted so far. https://www.facebook.com/unitedhealthltd
We wanted to let you know about the anonymous messaging network ‘Tellonym’. There are a number of concerns about possible safeguarding issues relating to children and young people using the app.To give parents and carers the heads up we are sharing this informative poster from National Online Safety, giving you the information you should know.To find out more from National Online Safety about “Tellonym”, they have a free guide available via the link below:https://hubs.ly/H0xZwHF0
Remembrance Day honours those who sacrificed everything for our freedoms. Today we pay particular tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation, and to those of today’s, who have served and sacrificed to defend our country. Many of our residents will have lived through the war or had relatives who possibly lost their lives during conflict. Remembering them today will be particularly poignant as it takes place against the backdrop of another, albeit different, worldwide crisis. We hope that you will join with us at 11am and perform the simple act of respect by observing two minutes slience.
Our internal mental batteries have all taken a bit of extra load over the last 8 months, and it’s no wonder that many of us have struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues during this time. Here is a useful graphic that might help you check your own mental heath in a simple and constructive way. Of course many of you will have been caring for others during this period, but it’s also important to look after yourselves!
Halloween may look a bit different this year, but we couldn’t let the day pass without a spooky themed joke..What is a ghost’s favourite party game? Hide-and-shriek.
Have a great day everyone!
We have been made aware of a highly graphic and extremely triggering video that is currently trending on the TikTok app and is making its way to other social media platforms.The video is being shared using various captions making it harder to identify and for children to pinpoint what they are about to view. Please ensure you’re monitoring these platforms carefully and not clicking on any videos which you don’t know the source of. The BBC have launched an informative portal with useful links to reporting online content, the link is below:
We hope this will help raise the importance of staying safe online.
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.