• Jun 26 2020
    Contractor of the Month
    During the pandemic, our contractors have continued to deliver an exceptional level of care and support. To recognise this, we have revised our group wide ‘Contractor of the Month’ initiative to instead award a contractor of the month for each of our 5 branches. Contractors will be rewarded with a

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Jun262020

Contractor of the Month

During the pandemic, our contractors have continued to deliver an exceptional level of care and support. To recognise this, we have revised our group wide ‘Contractor of the Month’ initiative to instead award a contractor of the month for each of our 5 branches. Contractors will be rewarded with a £100 voucher of their choice.

This month, we have awarded ‘Contractor of the Month’ to the below 5 contractors in recognition of their hard work and dedication to supporting others:

  • Becky Wall – Widnes Branch
  • Craig Hunt – Preston Branch
  • Richard Campbell – Chester Branch
  • Melissa Dean – Liverpool Branch
  • Donna Fortune – Manchester Branch

A massive well done to all of you!

Jun192020

Learning Disability Week

Friendships are important to us all. A friend is someone you can laugh with, someone to talk to, someone that makes you feel wanted and most importantly someone that stops us from feeling lonely.

However, due to lockdown many of us may have felt a sense of loneliness due to the restrictions in place. So, this year’s Learning Disability Week focuses on the importance of friendships during lockdown.

Many individuals with a learning disability may feel isolated within society, which these feelings of isolation have only been heightened during lockdown.

Here at Amore Group we promote social inclusion and challenge situations which marginalise the people we support. We match support workers to service users, not only based on their skills, though also on their personal interests. It is important that both parties are comfortable with each other and can form a friendship. It’s these friendships that give our service users the confidence to achieve and to feel valued within their community.

Are you ready to form meaningful friendships which give our service users the confidence to achieve? Get in touch with us today on 0333 200 5132 or email enquires@amore-group.co.uk. We cannot wait to hear from you!

Jun172020

Thank You Ged and Edwina!

Although the weather may be turning grey, it always brightens our day to hear about the great work our staff are doing.

Our two support workers, Ged Grannell and Edwina Houghton, have recently demonstrated a remarkable level of dedication to supporting others during these challenging times.

Both have been travelling to Barrow in Furness for the past 3 weeks to work with a client with learning disabilities and extremely challenging behaviours. The client tested positive for COVID-19 but they insisted that they remain with them to ensure their safety and wellbeing, and were provided with full PPE throughout this period. This understandable was a very trying time for the home (which had contacted us in a crisis), service user and staff alike.

We would like to thank Ged and Edwina for their dedication to the client throughout this period. They both never left the service users side to ensure their safety and recovery.

Jun172020

Carers Week

Today marks the start of Carers Week and we want to magnify the amazing work that carers do to help ‘Make Caring Visible’.

So what is a carer? Carers provide unpaid support to a family member, a friend, or just someone they know that is in need to ensure they have the assistance they require to go about their daily lives.

They may support with shopping, personal care, providing company or cooking them their tea. The life of the loved one could have changed overnight meaning they were thrown into the role unexpectedly. Often the carer will not recognise the full-scale of the responsibilities they have taken on, or even see themselves as a carer.

To help make caring more visible and show our support for a community where carers hold a valued place, for which they are an integral role, we have added our voice to the Carers Week ‘Wall of Voices’.

You can add yours too by visiting www.carersweek.org/get-involved/add-your-voice

May192020

Mental Health Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness week which this year is promoting ‘Kindness’. Often doing a small act of kindness not only benefits others, though you may find it helps your wellbeing too. Though your gesture does not need to be grand, sometimes the smallest things can brighten someone’s day. Why not give a friend a call or make a member of your household a brew (add a biscuit if you are feeling extra kind)?

Many of our staff are going above and beyond to ensure those most vulnerable in society receive care. We would like to give a mention to Lauren Pannett. Lauren initially joined the Amore Group with the intention of working in a school environment to support children with autism, but due to the pandemic the school has been closed. Instead, Lauren has stepped out of her comfort zone and is working within a mental health environment in a secure hospital setting and has received very complimentary feedback from clients.

Not only that, but Lauren has been doing her own acts of kindness by using her free time to drop food and necessities to elderly people and relatives who cannot access the community due to the social distancing restrictions in place.  Thank you, Lauren, for your continued determination to support others!

Let us know what acts of kindness you have been doing by commenting below.

May152020

Keeping Our Contractors Safe!

Our director Ian returned back to school this week to collect face visors that the staff and students at Calday Grange Grammar School have kindly made for us!

The individuals we work with have a range of complex needs and in some circumstances have shown symptoms of the Coronavirus.

Calday Grange Grammar School have supported us in keeping our contractors safe whilst they are continuing to provide vital care and support during these times to the most vulnerable individuals within the community.

A huge thank you to all of you!