June 2020 Staff Newsletter

National growing for wellbeing week 2020

The next Growing Week for Wellbeing is
taking place on the 1st-7th of June 2020. The goal of the
organization is to assist with wellbeing therapy, gardening and organization. The
event could assist a new generation of caregivers with support and activities
that can be used for improving patient’s lives.

The overall goal of these therapies is to
offer an ongoing growth in physical and mental wellbeing. With 1-4 adults and
1-8 children affected by mental illness, having access to a gardening focus can
help with connecting with others, acquiring new skills and getting outdoors.

If you are interested, be sure to visit the
website or attend!

Reserves Day 2020

Reservists are responsible for serving in
our reserve forces. These teams will balance their regular lives as well as a
career in the military. The reserve forces are 1:6th of our national
defense force and reserves day will be celebrating them nationwide. No matter
the size of your business, you can show you support on June 24, holding a
workplace workshop, showing your support and more.

Coronavirus update

The moving average for coronavirus related
deaths is at a slow fall. With the 7 day moving average well below figures we
saw in May. Admissions rates for coronavirus related symptoms are also lower
and there could be a chance for some restrictions to be lifted soon. Wearing
masks and continuing to practise physical distancing is crucial to preventing
the spread of the virus.

Choice and communication: our values

We regularly refocus our values over time
and include a focus on respecting clients wishes as we provide care. We want to
make sure that our clients can keep the maximum amount of independence as well
as full respect from our staff.

We also want to offer our clients the
option of choice when it comes to care and activities. Making sure that we can
present multiple options and give our clients free will remains important.

We remain open to feedback from family and
clients as well. In order for our procedures and our staff to see improvements,
we need to regularly recieve feedback for our management team. With the ability
to create new changes within the workplace, we can push forward and offer more
to our clients.

Healthcare workers are reporting emerging
mental health concerns in many of the patients they see

Many healthcare workers are reporting
increased rates of mental health in people that they look after on a regular
basis. Findings are suggesting that there have been higher levels of anxiety
and a series of mental illnesses that have emerged as a result of COVID-19 and
isolation. Recognizing the signs of mental illness can be an important first

Many healthcare workers are recommending
seeking new care that will increase after the lockdown. People may require
treatment for years to come for people that need intensive care or that may
have lost someone over COVID-19.

If you are starting to recognize the signs
of loneliness and mental illness, make sure that you are checking in with
patients, learning more about their experience during lockdown and work at
guiding them through relaxation techniques such as deep breathing when anxiety

We are all facing a difficult dilemma each
time we go to work these days. In every career that works with the public, it
can be difficult to find courage knowing that you could be exposing yourself to
a life changing virus each day on the job.

Finding your courage and understanding that
you represent the greater good in this world can be crucial. We are showing
courage each day by going into our jobs, by providing help to the people that
need it most and by training and recruiting future generations of social care
workers to show their courage also.

Coronavirus unpaid elderly caregivers

Coronavirus has been especially challenging
for the elderly population and as well as impacting mental and physical health,
there are many workers that are being impacted that work with the elderly.
Caregivers in the UK that are unpaid have had to take extra time off and make
new working arrangements to care for those in need.

These are individuals not being paid to
look after seniors in their community and accepting the same risks of burnout
and anxiety. There are many people now forced to care for relatives and friends
around the clock and without the ability to pay for assistance to access their

Without a revamping of current policy
towards fixed care and assistance for healthcare workers, this will be the
reality for many people. A new plan for social care reform may be required to
make sure our caregivers are well taken care of.