Bexhill, Hastings & Battle

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Our Community Partners

At Radfield Home Care we work closely with local businesses, organisations and individuals because establishing good relationships within the community is a vital step towards delivering the highest quality care services.

One of our core values is to be there for our clients, for our Care Professionals and also our wider community. Our local community is rich in resources and when we work together, utilising everybodys’ strengths, everyone benefits as a whole.

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Marsham Older People’s Project (MOPP)

MOPP (Marsham Older People’s Project) provides day services and support to adults with physical and sensory disabilities. The charity provides a once a week centre for isolated older people in the rural coastal strip between Rye and Hastings at Fairlight Village Hall every Friday. The centre provides a healthy meal, transport, social activities and health education at a cost of £5 per day.

Radfield Home Care Bexhill, Hastings and Battle have chosen MOPP’s as its charity of the year for 2020, and have continued to support this initiative by raising money for the community group by organising charity raffles, raising over £500 during the year.

Samuel Holmes, director of Bexhill said: “MOPP is a fantastic local support group for older people in our community and many of our clients greatly benefit from the support they offer. Working closely with MOPP gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of their support services and we actively encourage our clients to join in with the sociable activities available, helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness.”

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Support With Confidence

Support with Confidence is a community joint initiative between Trading Standards and Adult Social Care at East Sussex County Council that provides people who need care and support services with information about approved service providers. It also recognises and promotes organisations committed to the highest levels of quality, safety, and training.

Lyndsey Potts, Project Coordinator, Support With Confidence Team said:“Support with Confidence is an East Sussex County Council accreditation scheme, providing people who need care and support services with information about approved service providers. As a scheme, we recognise and promote organisations that are committed to high levels of quality, safety, and training. We are pleased to welcome Radfield Home Care as an accredited member of the scheme.”

Director Samuel Holmes explains: “Finding a trusted source of care and support can be very daunting. The task often falls to a family member and we are therefore very supportive of this great community scheme providing people with a list of approved providers they can trust. We are delighted to be an accredited provider with this community-focused scheme ‘Support with Confidence’ demonstrating our very high standards of care.

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Support With Confidence

DISC – Dementia Information and Support Courses

DISC Dementia Information and Support Courses currently provide three facilitated support groups per month for the carers of people living with Dementia. They provide support from pre-diagnosis of the condition all the way through an individual’s care journey.

Samuel explains:

“We recently supported DISC for Carers Rights Day 2021 and agreed to a Q&A video organised by the charity for their carers. They are a great organisation and team to be working with in our local community!”

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DISC Dementia Support

Robsack Primary Academy

Robsack Wood is an exciting and welcoming academy where children from 3 months to 11 years’ old flourish in a safe and stimulating environment; creating a powerful learning culture that focuses on children having high aspirations and achieving their full potential.

The Bexhill, Hastings and Battle office has been working hard to build relationships with local schools to help bring children together with older people in their local communities. Robsack School and Radfield have worked together on several projects, the most recent a Virtual Remembrance Day.

Samuel, Director at Radfield, said: “We were blown away by what we received from the school children to support our older clients for Remembrance Day. They created beautiful poppies and wreaths for our clients, who have been overwhelmed with their hard work and creative skills. It has created some great awareness of the roles our clients have played in events such as World War II making them all ‘superheroes’ and not just a generation of older people!”

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robsack primary bhb community partner

Catsfield Primary School

Catsfield Primary School is a small, friendly school situated amongst beautiful countryside at the heart of the village. With Christian values at its centre, the school welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds.

The Bexhill, Hastings and Battle office has been working hard to build relationships with local schools to help bring children together with older people in their local communities. Robsack School and Radfield recently worked together on a Virtual Remembrance Day project.

Samuel Comments, “We would like to say a huge thank you to the children and teachers at Catsfield Primary School for working so hard to provide letters and artwork for our clients for our Virtual Remembrance Day event. Our clients really enjoyed answering some of their questions and we hope it enabled them to learn from people who lived through World War II. Our aim is to continue to work with the school to bring our communities together in a fun and friendly way.”

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Catsfield bhb community partner

Dr Elena Mucci – Consultant Physician

Radfield Home Care Bexhill, Hastings and Battle has established a close community partnership with Dr Elena Mucci, a Consultant Physician, specialising in stroke and Geriatrician with a specialist interest in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. With a strong connection to the local area, Dr Mucci works with Radfield’s clients, their families and GPs to produce comprehensive assessments and reports. Her work directly enhances the care and support provided by other caregivers and care professionals in the community.

Samuel Holmes, director of Radfield Home Care Bexhill, Hastings and Battle is keen that the benefits of this relationship are shared: “I am delighted that Dr Mucci is able to offer our clients her expertise. The assessments she provides are very comprehensive and can support our care team to improve outcomes for clients who are medically unwell. She also has very good links to local GP services and we share the same view that the best place for an older person to receive care and support is at home.”

Dr Mucci can provide Radfield Home Care clients with an outpatient assessment (home visits and clinics based at Spire Sussex hospital) of medical, psychological, cognitive or social problems. Common problems addressed during consultations include: loss of self-care skills, loss of mobility, falls, memory loss, confusion, agitation, depression, complex medical problems, polypharmacy review and deprescribing of medicines, and advance and future care planning.

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elena mucci bhb community partner