Encore Care Homes undertook a series of acts of kindness during Carers Week (11th-17th June 2018) at its homes in Bournemouth and Christchurch, to say thank you to its team members for their hard work and dedication to the residents.
Treats included a sweet trolley at Great Oaks in Bournemouth, which everyone in the home was free to enjoy all week. The home manager also handed out boxes of chocolates to the team, as well as ordering pizzas during the week for the night team to ensure everyone was rewarded. The week was rounded off with a barbecue which brought the whole team, residents and their families together to celebrate the carers at the home.
At Christchurch’s Fairmile Grange, the management team filled the home with posters featuring complimentary and motivational quotes and the carers received small spontaneous gifts over the week as a way of saying thank you for their support. The home also held a barbecue at the end of the week to encourage residents to enjoy the gardens as part of the Breath of Fresh Care initiative, and celebrate the national day together.
Izzy Nicholls, Operations and Quality Director of Encore Care Homes, said: “It is really important to Encore that we honour national awareness days which are specific to our sector, as they highlight the extra mile that our staff go to on a daily basis to ensure our residents are happy in their home. We have received such positive feedback from our team who really appreciated the treats they received during the week. We try to give back to our staff as often as possible as we believe if our employees are happy in the workplace then this will be reflected in the wellbeing and happiness of our residents.”