The Chirpy Cheeps performed at our Disco and Singalong on 2nd December. Everyone had a wonderful time, singing and dancing and meeting up with friends. Our team of volunteers made sure that this event went smoothly, we couldn't do what we do without their support.
They had a party for us at the Cabbage Patch at our pub night. They put on a wonderful spread of food (for free) and did karaoke. Everyone had a brilliant time. We would like to say a massive thank you to the Cabbage Patch for everything they do for us.
Chris participates in RHLT's work experience scheme which takes place at Laurel Dene care home. Chris has a placement in the busy kitchen of this care home for 99 elderly people. Initially Chris started his work experience doing the washing up and learning how the kitchen operates. He has now started baking. Chris said ‘’i enjoy it, the cooking, cleaning and pushing the trolly. The people are nice too”. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the chefs Ian, Jo and Paul for all the support and encouragement they have given Chris.
Skills for Care have published a short video explaining the funding available for individual employers. You can view it here http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Funding/Individual-employer-funding/Individual-employer-funding.aspx
For information regarding training classes available please contact Richmond Carers Centre or visit their website at www.richmondcarers.org
Citizens Advice are working with the Personal Finance Society and Partnership to place qualified financial advisers in local Citizens Advice Bureaux. Richmond Citizens Advice Bureau is one of a select group of 22 bureaux nationally who now have the services of a qualified Independent Financial Adviser (IFA)
The IFA provides free generic financial advice to clients on subjects such as pensions, debt management, mortgage, releasing money from property, health and life insurance, banking and savings.
The service has been going for a couple of months and the response has been very positive. If you, or any of your client group need sound, professional financial advice, please contact Richmond Citizens Advice: www.rcabs.org for details of how to get in touch and request an appointment.I
Our residential homes continue to provide outstanding care, so exceptional that Joseph Field, one of RHLT’s senior support workers, received the Dignity in Care award for Carer of the Year - Learning Disabilities.
The nomination for this award was essentially for the standard of care provided for a resident with dementia, this being one of the challenges we face with our aging residents. RHLT has risen to this challenge, training our staff to meet these additional needs and providing the high level of care our residents justly deserve.
Congratulations Joe, we are all really proud of your achievement!