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When Princess Anne presented Lin Barnes, director of Christies Care, with the Princess Royal Training Award last year, it felt like a validation that the wider community understood the importance of training in care. It’s very nice to receive, but royal acknowledgement isn’t the reason Christies Care puts so much effort into training our carers. We do it for the people we look after every day, 24/7. Because the [...]
Tonight Christies Care will be attending the 2018 Suffolk Business Awards as finalists in 2 categories: 'Customer Care' and 'Best Employer'. We're extremely proud to be considered for these 2 particular awards as they represent Christies Care's commitment to both our clients and employees. The awards, being staged for the 21st time this year, are again being run by the East Anglian Daily Times in association with joint [...]
Christies Care is a finalist in a staggering 6 categories tonight at the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in the support of people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care. Organised by Care Talk the awards have already received support from across the sector and are supported by the Department of Health, Association [...]
We are now implementing the “Care to Move” approach with our clients. Care to Move is an approach that aims to encourage people to move more and empower them to make decisions to move more during their everyday lives. It was developed by Later Life Training Directors Bex Townley (exercise specialist), Bob Laventure (a Consultant on Physical Activity and Older people), Dawn Skelton (Professor of Ageing and [...]
As many of our clients are elderly, our carers are being urged to take extra care as Summer intensifies and temperatures rise. As you will be aware, during the summer when temperatures remain high over a period of time, the effects on the elderly can be very severe. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that clients experiencing extreme levels of heat are being looked after. In particular, those [...]
Last week Christies Care's head of recruitment Dan Curtis made a whirlwind recruiting trip to South Africa. Dan was interviewing prospective new recruitment agents, first in Joburg before travelling to Cape Town. He was also promoting the benefits of becoming a live-in carer in the UK with Christies. Here's what Dan had to say about his flying visit: "Such a long way to go for four days, [...]
Christies Care will once again be at the Alzheimer's Show with advice and information about the benefits of live-in care for those living with Dementia. Come and see us at Stand C4. We have a limited number of free tickets available. If you'd like one please contact us . Sarah Rampling, Booking Co-ordinator at Christies Care, will be hosting a short interactive session in the Exhibitor Workshop Theatre [...]
Christies Care welcomed over 100 local people to their free Community Day on 20th April at Trinity Park, Ipswich. The highlight of the Community Day was a special performance from Circus Petite, tailored for people with Learning Disabilities. Before the performance the group took part in a range of activities including balloon art, face painting and a performance from Ipswich Academy’s iDrum. Almost 100 guests gathered to enjoy the [...]
If an employee, the business owner or partner has to deal with death, dying or bereavement, what can you do? As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, on Thursday 17th May Christies Care and other businesses in the Ipswich area are hosting a FREE evening of seminars designed to inform and educate employers about this important subject. Sarah Hostler, from our training team, will be talking about [...]