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Next Companionship Cafe in Elland Morrisons – August 9th

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Just a reminder that our next Companionship Café at Morrison’s Supermarket in Elland will be on Tuesday 9th August at 10am.

We had a lively time at the last Café in July with bingo, prizes and plenty of conversation and it was lovely to see new faces as well as friends from our May and June Cafes.  We were also joined by 3 residents from a nearby care home who thoroughly enjoyed their trip out.

Home Instead Calderdale has partnered with Morrison’s supermarket in Elland to hold a monthly companionship café for older people in our community. Staff from Home Instead and Morrison’s are on hand to ensure each event goes smoothly.  Free tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.  More details below.

If you would like to know more, please contact the office on  01422 292424 or email calderdale@homeinstead.co.uk

 

Venue: Morrison’s Cafe in Elland, Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Halifax HX5 9DT

 

Future Companionship Cafe Dates 9th August, 13th September

Home Instead : Local home care company is top 2.51% in the region

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Home Instead Calderdale has received a prestigious award by a national reviews website, having been named one of the top 20 home care companies in Yorkshire and Humberside and in the top 3% of home care companies in the region. They have made it onto the impressive list out of 796 home care companies and this is the fourth time they have won this award.

The award is based on the home care company’s reviews on homecare.co.uk, the UK’s top home care reviews site considered to be the ‘TripAdvisor for home care’. The reviews are given by people that Home Instead cares for, plus their loved ones. Home Instead Calderdale made it to the exclusive list thanks to its impressively high review score of 9.9.

One heart-warming review from a family member of a client, appearing on homecare.co.uk, is as follows: “The carers were lovely and looked after my mum very well. We really appreciate the efforts made to have the minimum number of staff on the care rota, and to have a primary carer, so that personal relationships and trust were formed. This really made a difference and it made it a very personal service. All the staff were friendly, helpful and professional and we felt that they genuinely cared. Thank you so much.”

Naomi Lanigan, Registered Manager of Home Instead Calderdale, said: “We are delighted to receive this award again.  The positive reviews we receive are down to the dedication, commitment and genuine care taken by our fantastic Care Professionals and our office team. We spend a lot of time making sure our clients are happy and working with families to tailor our service to their loved ones needs.”

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of homecare.co.uk, said: “Top quality home care is crucial as it enables people to continue living in their own homes and maintain their independence, with their home care worker often becoming their friend and companion.

“The past two years have been particularly hard for disabled and older people, as many were forced to self-isolate to protect themselves from Covid, with care workers playing a vital role in keeping them mentally and physically well.

“Our reviews are by those who receive home care as well as their family and friends. This helps others to search for the right care provider, where compassion, trust and empathy are at the heart of their care.”

“Home Instead Calderdale has shown it provides care of the highest quality and we would like to congratulate it on being one of the top home care providers in Yorkshire and Humberside”

Home Instead Calderdale provides a wide range of care services, including personal care, including help with dressing and bathing, dementia care and companionship care.

The company is looking for caring people to join its team and become a Care Professional. New recruits don’t necessarily need previous sector experience; the most important attributes are a kind heart and the desire to make a difference.

For more information on Home Instead’s care or career opportunities, please call 01422 292424 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/calderdale/.

The caring team from Home Instead Calderdale

Next Companionship Cafe Dates in Elland Morrisons – Next June 14th

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Home Instead has partnered with Morrison’s supermarket in Elland to hold companionship cafés for older people in our community.

Our first event in May was very successful and we have now scheduled 4 more dates – our next café is on Tuesday 14 June at 10am. 

Staff from Home Instead and Morrison’s are on hand to ensure the event goes smoothly and free tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, as well as a raffle and a quiz.

If you would like to know more, contact me on  01422 292424 or email Julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

Venue: Morrison’s Cafe in Elland, Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Halifax HX5 9DT

Future Companionship Cafe Dates:
12 July, 9th August, 13th September

First Companionship Cafe in Morrisons Elland May 10th

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We attended the first ever meeting of the Compassion Cafe run by Home Instead at the Elland Morrisons cafe.

It was a good turnout, enjoying several interesting conversations, amusing quick games, a short but demanding trivia quiz, all in a cozy atmosphere with plenty of tea and coffee and of course biscuits!

If this sounds like something you would like to take part in, keep an eye out for the next Companionship cafe scheduled for early June, exact date to be confirmed.

 

Our Café is open to older people – whether on their own or with a family member, friend or companion but not exclusive. It is ideal for any older person who is looking for more opportunities to get out, enjoy some conversation and meet new people.

These cafes will be run on a monthly basis. Next cafe will be in June, stay tuned for the exact date.

We look forward to seeing you in our next meeting!

Also if you know which musical the song “Love Changes Everything” is from…

 
 

Elland Companionship Cafe starting Tuesday 10th May at 10am

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Home Instead Calderdale is teaming up with Morrison’s Supermarket in Elland to run a monthly companionship café for older people.

The first meeting is on Tuesday 10 May at 10am in the Morrison’s store cafe.

Our Café is open to older people – whether on their own or with a family member, friend or companion and is ideal for any older person who is looking for more opportunities to get out, enjoy some conversation and meet new people.

Free drinks and biscuits are included.

If interested, come along and join with our activities and conversation. Make new friends and enjoy a cup of coffee in like minded company.

For more information, please ring Home Instead on 01422 292424

 

Venue: Morrisons Cafe, Morrisons Elland, 4 Jubilee Way, Elland, Halifax HX5 9DT

Santa-gram campaign brings Christmas cheer once more to Calderdale!

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Home Instead Senior Care Calderdale’s second Santa-gram campaign has been a great success, spreading Christmas cheer to elderly people across the local area.

Launched in November, Home Instead’s Santa-gram campaign reached out to primary schools across Calderdale to ask school children to create a special Christmas card or letter for an elderly person this Christmas.

Most of our elderly population have experienced isolation and loneliness this year due to COVID-19, with many continuing to isolate over the Christmas period.

The home care company, which provides companionship, housekeeping and personal care to people in their own homes was overwhelmed by the result. They had seventeen local schools and one after school club sign up to the campaign, receiving 1452 Christmas cards which were all decorated, or hand drawn by children from ages four to 11.

They also received a further 389 items including bookmarks, letters, pictures, decorations and riddles, to be distributed along with their cards.

Morrison’s supermarket in Elland, Halifax and Kershaws Garden Centre in Brighouse also got involved, with customers donating presents to the campaign.

The Santa-grams were packed into envelopes and delivered along with the presents to assisted living facilities, churches and community groups including Memory Lane and Riverside Dementia Cafés, Age UK, Halifax Blind Society, the Royal British Legion and Making Space – the carer’s wellbeing service.

The company also teamed up with local pharmacies who helped to distribute the Santa-grams to their network of customers that receive home delivery of their medication.

A local resident phoned in after receiving her Santa-gram to say:

“Thank you for our lovely Christmas surprise.  It was so kind of you to take the time making them for us. I am sending you a photo of your decorations in house they are lovely.”

“Lovely Christmas card delivered by my local pharmacy.  It was beautiful and really made my day.”

Munaf Patel, Director at Home Instead Calderdale said:

“Since the reopening from lockdown in July, many of the community groups which serve the elderly have still not restarted their meetings and as result a lot of older people are missing out on the companionship, care and love that many of us simply take for granted.  We wanted to do something to help out and this is a nice way to bring two different generations together.”

 

John and Margaret Avison receiving their Santa-gram from Home Instead.

 

Arthur Butler, aged 100 receiving his Santa-gram from Home Instead

Santa-Grams ready to be packed

 To find out more about Home Instead Calderdale and the home care services they provide, including live-in care, please call 01422 292424 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/calderdale/.

Home Instead launches second Santa-gram campaign to help bring some festive cheer to the elderly!

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Home Instead are asking children in local primary schools to join their second Santa-gram campaign by using their creative talents to design Christmas cards for elderly people in Calderdale.

Read this on the Home Instead webpage

Deadline to send your Santa-gram is December 3rd

Last year’s campaign was a fantastic success with over 1,000 Santa-grams delivered to more than 500 older people: both those still living at home and some care home residents.

According to Age UK, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year for over 1.5 million older people, with those who have lost a loved one struggling the most.

After this most difficult of years with many clubs and church groups still cautious about meeting, this provider of home care to the elderly and the vulnerable decided to repeat their campaign to help relieve some of the loneliness felt by many elderly people across our community.

The Santa-gram campaign involves children at local primary schools creating Christmas cards, drawings, bookmarks, puzzles or writing a letter to an older person to open in the run up to Christmas to help bring a smile to their day.  The Santa-grams will be delivered to elderly people during the first two weeks of December.

Home Instead Senior Care Calderdale will be working in partnership with local community groups and charities such as Age UK, Memory Lane Dementia cafes, local care homes and assisted living facilities for the elderly to deliver the Santa-grams in time for Christmas.

Munaf Patel, Director at Home Instead Calderdale said:

Since the reopening from lockdown in July, many of the community groups which serve the elderly have still not restarted their meetings and as result a lot of older people are missing out on the companionship, care and love that many of us simply take for granted.  We wanted to do something to help out and this is a nice way to bring two different generations together.”

Here is one of the many comments we received last year about the campaign:

Thank you so much for arranging for these (Santa-grams) to be sent out to us. The cards are so good with lovely artwork by the children.  It has really cheered us both up.  When we opened up the surprise we both got a very warm feeling inside and it really did make us smile.  The jokes had us both laughing.”

Home Instead are accepting items to be included in the ‘Santa-grams’ from now until 3 December   If your organisation, church or community group would like to receive Santa-grams, contact Julie Ingham, Community Engagement Officer at Home Instead Senior Care Calderdale on 01422 292424 or email Julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

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Send a Santa-gram to an elderly person this Christmas

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Given the loneliness many older people have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic, we are inviting local children to get involved in bringing them some Christmas cheer this year with our ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign.

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A Santagram for Seniors

The concept of the ‘Santa-gram’ is simple – we are asking children at local schools and nurseries to create Christmas cards, drawings, bookmarks etc. or write a letter to an older person to open in the run up to Christmas to help bring a smile to someone’s day.

 

Our Santagrams will be placed in either A5 or A4 envelopes and delivered to elderly people during the week beginning 14 December.

 

We are accepting items to be included in the ‘Santa-grams’ from now until 9 December 2020.

 

For more information read here

To arrange collection, contact Julie Ingham from Home Instead Calderdale on
t: 01422 292424
e: julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk
w: http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/calderdale
a: 14-16 Southgate, Elland, HX5 0BW

Home Instead Senior Care Calderdale supports older people to stay independent in their own homes.

Home Instead Senior Care in Your Own Home

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Home Instead Senior Care enables people to remain at home where they’re most happy and comfortable. Families can enjoy the freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands, being cared for by the world’s leading home care company specialising in older age adults.

They offer a wide range of one-to-one services such as, Home-help, Personal care and Companionship, tailor made to the needs of the individual – and home visits can be from an hour a day up to 24-7 care that includes weekends and holidays.

For further information call 01422 292424.