Work experience – Chris

The reason for me working here this week is because I want to learn how to care for those who have been struggling. I study health and social care at college which is the reason I get to work at Valerie Manor again (even though I may not have been able to help or do something because of being untrained in certain areas) I feel what I have been able to learn and do has been an important experience. Learning to talk with the residents has also helped me understand what some people go through in their lives and what they need now.

 

Lynda Lyne

Today, Lynda came to entertain us. Unfortunately, with a poorly throat and barely any voice, Lynda had to stick to just the piano concert today with no singing but it was beautiful! We sang along ourselves to some popular musical classics including hits from My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to name a few! Sally-Ann and one of our residents enjoyed a puzzle whilst listening to the music and managed to finish it in record time! A lovely autumnal morning to keep warm inside with the sun bursting through the windows, lovely!

South East Region Great British Care Awards Judging Day

This Tuesday saw some of the team attend the South East Region Great British Care Awards Judging Day at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.

Zoe had been asked to be a judge again for the awards but obviously wasn’t allowed to judge in the categories we had been selected as finalist in.

  • Best Newcomer – Izzy – Care Assistant.
  • Best assessor and care planner – Debs – Deputy Manager.
  • Best end of life / palliative care – Team Valerie Manor represented by Jane – Registered Nurse, Lucy – Care Supervisor and Alan – Office Manager.
  • Care Innovator for his innovative services to Valerie Manor – Mike Slator, Upper Beeding Pharmacy.

The interviews were spread throughout the day but Izzy’s was the only one in the morning but her colleague Lucy offered to go with her as support.

Everyone felt that the interviews went well and it’s now fingers crossed for the Gala award night on 9th November 2019.

Huge congratulations to all of our fantastic team who continue to provide high standards of care to our residents.