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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 [...]
On Friday 20th April, 2018 Christies Care is organising a Community Day of activities for the elderly and people with learning disabilities and autism between 10am and 3pm at Trinity Park in Ipswich. Once again, Circus Petite will have a one-off performance which will include the amazing Justo the Clown, jugglers, rope walking, hula-hooping, magic, fire displays and lots more. This is specially tailored to be suitable for [...]
Lin explains why she’s dedicated so much of her career to championing top quality live-in home care, and providing a positive alternative to care homes across the UK. I started at Christies Care nearly twenty years ago. Believe it or not, I began part-time, setting up payroll. It was just up the road, and at the time a small company that provided a flexible job which fitted around [...]
We often receive correspondence from our clients and love it when they share their experiences. Below are some letters from Mr E., a client with Christies since 2003, which he has kindly let us share. We hope you enjoy reading about his experiences as much as we have. April 2015 "After reading the February edition of the Companion, and in particular the story of Mr. A of [...]
I have worked for Christies Care since 2003, firstly as a care worker and now as a local area advisor. I used to get asked a lot by my friends why I work in the care industry and my answer was, and still is, that I get a great deal of satisfaction knowing that I have made a difference to someone’s life. I looked after my gran for [...]
Hello, I'm Helen Drain. As lead dementia trainer here at Christies Care, I never know what the day will bring. What I do know is that it will be rewarding, helping clients with dementia and their carers to have a happy and fruitful time. Here I describe a typical day - a mix of training and helping carers. I started the day checking emails then got down to [...]
As previous winners, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the Customer Focus award at the 2018 Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate the contributions, initiatives and successes of businesses, groups and individuals within the Suffolk Coastal District over the past 18 months. These awards focus on the people and businesses that make Suffolk Coastal such a wonderful, vibrant and impressive community. We hope that people [...]
From time to time, our clients and their carers let us know what they've been up to or share how having a live-in carer has helped them to keep doing what they love. Here are a few: Christies Care client, Bill: "Music is my life. I credit my recovery after stroke to it. I admit I can become so engrossed in [...]