With children back at school and Summer coming to an end, the Autumn weather is bound to produce sniffles and coughs at school. It is going to be difficult for both teacher and parents to evaluate when the symptoms presented might amount to the need to seek a COVID test. To try and help we thought we would publish here the latest guidelines from the Department of Education.
The current pandemic and lockdown has placed enormous stress on a lot of people. Very few of us will have lived through the last few months without our mental health being affected. This is true for both adults and children.
We have found this chart by Banana Tree Log a good simple guide to help is all stay as happy and mentally healthy as possible.
We hope it gives you some good tips.
Following last weeks heartfelt and touching applause that rang out across the country United Health are again proud to join in the nationwide campaign to get people to clap for everyone who is working so hard to keep us healthy; doctors, nurses; GPs; Pharmacists, Care Home staff, home carers and EVERYONE related at the front line.
Let us all show how grateful we still are for their hard work and dedication at 8pm tonight!
At United Health we know just how difficult it is to look after someone as a full-time carer, member of the family or friend.
If you are in that position we would like to support you by posting a series of tips and pieces of advice to help you deliver the amazing care and support you give. We will be grouping these around key subject areas that affect all carers.
Over ten days our Facebook page for The Valleys Care Home we will post advice for those of you who may be supporting people living with dementia. Our advice concerns ‘Communicating with someone living with Dementia’
We hope you find these useful and would welcome suggestions as to other areas of care where we may be able to offer help and support through our page.
Happy Easter from all of us at United Health! We hope you have an egg-cellent day no matter what you have planned ???
Our lovely Bunkers Hill chef Hannah has made it through to the regional finals of the NACC Care Chef 2019 competition.
The competition is open to all chefs/cooks in the care sector. It takes place over six months, with the paper judging stage and regional heats culminating in an exciting live national final in June 2019 where the NACC Care Chef of the Year is crowned. Throughout the process, the expert judges whittle down the competitors to the final twelve as they look for innovation, costing, suitability for the environment, adherence to nutrition guidelines, taste, overall menu balance, presentation and, of course, pure talent.
On 19th March in Stratford upon Avon, the regional finals will require Hannah to cook her dish within a 90 minute time limit and present it for judging. She will be awarded points for taste, presentation, texture, and technique used.
She will have our full support on the day and we are keeping our fingers crossed for a great result.
We place great emphasis on attracting and retaining excellent staff, so that we can provide high quality care across a range of services in the East Midlands.
We are always looking for people who want to become part of our dedicated teams which operate across; elderly care, learning and physical disabilities, mental health and children’s services.
If you are looking for a career in care or have already worked in a caring role then we would be interested in hearing from you. You should be someone who is committed to the welfare of others and be friendly and helpful in your working attitudes. At United Health you will become part of a supportive team that welcomes people in to the ‘family’ atmosphere that we have worked hard to create across our various services.
If you would like to know more about the positions we currently have on offer then why not take a look at our careers opportunities on every page.
You will find a wide range of jobs that will hopefully contain the one for you.
Give us the opportunity to help you to reach your full potential by enabling you to deliver the very best care you can.
Today is the first ever Mental Health Nurses’ Day
Many people have been cared for by a Mental Health Nurse at some point in our lives and we want to say thank you for all their support and dedication on this special day.
We know it’s not always easy to find a way to talk about mental health issues, but today it’s Time to Talk Day, when we all need to get talking and find ways to tackle mental health issues.
There are lots of tips on the Time to Talk Day website, such as asking open questions in a non-judgemental way, and finding the right time and place to talk, and listen.