Phil MacKechnie

Phil MacKechnie

Radfield Home Care Chester have been working closely with the Countess of Chester Hospital (COCH) over the last few months looking at ways in which the branch can support and sponsor the hospitals ‘House Charity’ on a new project, commencing in 2018.

radfield home care proudly sponsor the countess challenge

Care manager at Radfield Home Care, Rebecca Lee; corporate & events fundraising manager at the Countess Of Chester Hospital, Hanna Clarke and business development manager at Radfield Home Care, Anna Denham.

The Chester branch is delighted and very proud to officially announce that they are the headline sponsor of the ‘Countess Challenge’; a ‘It’s a knockout’ event which will be held on the  24th March  2018 to raise funds to support the ‘Memory Lane project - Care of the elderly’.

Anna, Business Development Manager for the branch commented,”This project is very close to all our hearts, as it focuses on the enhancement of the environment and facilities on wards 50 and 51 at the hospital, specialising in care for the elderly. The Improvements and developments to the wards, and the surrounding spaces will include an interactive corridor, a multi-functional day room, improved lighting and décor on the main ward, privacy pods, and secure sensory garden. These improvements will provide patients with the highest quality of care, assist in their privacy and dignity at all times, whilst in the care of The Countess of Chester Hospital.”

 

Countess of Chester Hospital

Care manager at Radfield Home Care, Rebecca Lee; business development manager at Radfield Home Care, Anna Denham; Dr Saurabh Shandilya, Countess of Chester Hospital and marketing manager at Radfield Home Care Trudie Meredith.

 

Radfield’s Care Manager, Rebecca Lee commented, “I am extremely proud that Radfield Home Care will be supporting the Countess Charity with such an exciting project. On a daily basis we strive to provide the highest standards of care in the community and promote our client's independence and have always worked closely with the hospital to ensure our clients have a seamless transition when they are ready to leave hospital. With the enhancements being made to ward's 50 and 51, the elderly and their loved ones can enjoy quality time together whilst under the brilliant care of the Countess of Chester.”

Anna Denham, also explained, “Radfield Home care will always play an important part in supporting the local community and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor such a fantastic community event to help our local hospital raise money for such a wonderful project.”


Next steps


 

Radfield at Cheshire Independent Living Awareness Event

On Friday 26th August, our Chester branch proudly took part in the 6th annual Cheshire Independent Living Awareness Day (CILAD), organised by the Cheshire Independent Living Centre.

The centre provides a wide range of support services across the Cheshire region. Their vision is to create an equal and inclusive society for people to live independently and to enable them to have the choice and control over their lives and remove the barriers that exist within society.

The event took place at Moss Farm in Northwich. There was something for everyone to get involved in and enjoy. There was a wide variety of exhibitors, including national societies and local support groups with AgeUk, Deeside Choir, The Sensory Bus, Mobiloo, The Alzheimer's Society to name but a few, plus lots of fun for the children including face painting, children’s rides amongst many other activities.

There was an exhibition stand with a range of unique bicycles that had been designed and made specifically for a child or adult with physical disabilities; a fantastic idea enabling and encouraging greater independence.

Trudie and Anna from Radfield at Cheshires Independent Living Awareness Event

Radfield Home Care’s Trudie and Anna set up and looking forward to meeting the community at the CILAD event.

Radfield's Jo Gould and her Mother at Cheshires Independent Living Awareness Event

Jo Gould (Radfield carer from the Chester branch) and her lovely mother popped to see us whilst they enjoyed CILAD event.

During the event the branch sold raffle tickets to raise money for the branches’ chosen charity ‘The Hospice of the Good Shepherd’ in Backford, Chester. Anna Denham, Business Development Manager for the Chester branch commented,


"The CILAD event was a fantastic success and we were so proud to be a part of it. Throughout the day we introduced ourselves and our services to a number of health care professionals, who we look forward to working alongside in the future to ensure we provide a stronger and more supportive service to our clients. We have already signed up for the CILAD 2018 and are looking forward to this great event next year!"


Next steps


 

Local businesses came together to celebrate National Honeybee Day on Saturday 19th August 2017. Radfield Home Care, St. Peter’s Garden Centre, Beowulf Honey and Reconnections all worked together as ‘busy as bees’ and created some great awareness to the importance and significance of bees.

Local Buzzinesses Celebrate National Honey Bee

Sarah Bosher, Business Development Manager at Radfield Home Care Worcester commented,


“What better way to celebrate the day by promoting the importance of bees and also their significance. The similarity of the bees working together to help each other, is just what we do in our caring business. The bee is symbolic of fertility, community, prosperity, diligence and work ethic, all of which are truly important when providing a high quality home care service within the community.”


Paul Whitfield, the local Beekeeper from Beowulf Honey explained,


“I was thrilled to be asked by Radfield to be part of this special day and really enjoyed help organise a great event.”


Likewise, Sophie Pryce of Reconnections (Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire) was delighted to be asked to take part, saying that,


“This is a great opportunity to not only celebrate the day, but realise how, like the bees, Reconnections play an important part in reconnecting lonely older people; putting them back in touch with their community with long-forgotten friends, hobbies and activities – just like the bees and their community.”


All three business were very grateful to St. Peter’s Garden Centre for allowing them to celebrate the day within their garden centre. There was plenty of fun and activities throughout the day for both adults and children, as well as yummy honey tasting, bee facts and recipes too!

Angela, Registered Care Manager of Radfield Worcester branch commented,


“We would like to say a big thank you to all of the visitors that popped along and made the day a huge success. It was great to have the opportunity to chat to everyone about the services we offer and we hope to be part of this great event next year.”


 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:17

Connie Laurence

"I think you are all angels at that company, your managers must give out wings to all your carers"

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:55

Trish Stroud 2017

'Carers are very good at looking for signs of infection, this is particularly important due to my father’s specific health condition. Carers have sought assistance from the district nurses where this has been necessary, to support my father’s health care needs effectively – father has built a good relationship with his carers, and has told me he is very happy and comfortable with their care.'

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:46

Stewart & Angela Moss

'Mums care needs have increased due to her reduced mobility. We worked with the carer and office team to better support our mother so she could safely stay in her own home. This has meant a lot to them and my mother as she is keen to remain at home. Care team recognised that mum required further support and worked with all of us to ensure her home is safe for her needs. Carers are very kind and caring towards our mother. Abbie is a very good people person. She has a very good one-to-one interaction with my mum.'

The staff at Radfield Home Care Chester, have chosen to support their local hospice, ‘The Hospice of the Good Shepherd’, for all future fundraising events; a charity the branch has worked closely with for a number of years. They held their first event working with the hospice which was a success, raising a total of £150.

Radfield Home Care Raises Money for Cheshire Hospice

Anna Denham, on behalf of Radfield Home Care commented,


“The morning was a pleasure to host. We had a variety of people come along and support the event. Our clients, together with their family members enjoyed the morning as well as people from the local area who have been touched by the incredible work of the hospice.”


 

Also in attendance at the event was Sue Downham, Social Prescribing Coordinator from Brightlife in Chester. Sue works with the community arranging events for the over 50’s to reduce loneliness and social isolation, who we now plan to work alongside in the future.

On behalf of Radfield Home Care Chester, we would like to thank everyone who supported and donated to this fantastic charity.

Radfield is busy planning for future events to support the ‘Hospice Of The Good Shepherd’. Our next event will be ‘Wear something Red to Work Day’, to be held on Wednesday 26th July.

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is a respected provider of palliative care for residents of Cheshire West Chester and Deeside. They provide services free of charge to patients and families facing life limiting illness. They provide an inpatient unit, outpatient services, a day therapy centre, and offer complimentary therapies and bereavement support throughout the community as well as offering amazing support for their patient’s families.

Justin Caron, Community Fundraiser for the Hospice commented,


“I was delighted to hear that Radfield Home Care has chosen to support the Hospice. The coffee morning proved to be a resounding success. The Hospice relies on the support of our local community through events such as this and we look forward to working with Anna and the Radfield team again very soon.”


 

The Radfield Worcester branch held a cupcake sale with The Dementia Workshop Group in Droitwich (#DementiaFriends), to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Everyone worked hard baking cakes, along with some lovely cake donations from Waitrose and Morrisons in Droitwich too.

Radfield Alzheimers Raise Awareness Funds

Sam Arnold, the Manager of The Dementia Workshop, commented,


“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of people who donated the cakes and are thankful to everyone who helped to sell them on the day. Carers and families really value the service we provide and their much-needed respite wouldn’t be possible without our workshop.”


 

Whilst the cupcake sale was progressing in Droitwich, the staff at the Worcester branch were out and about in the centre of Worcester, selling cakes to passersby. The office was also open for our carers and clients; teas and coffees and a tasty cake and even a competition were all on offer!

One in three of us will get Dementia, which is a disturbing statistic, so all of this fundraising is important as it helps to raise further awareness of this disease and more importantly, raise money for more research into a cure for the future.

Angela, Registered Care Manager for the Worcester branch commented,


“A big thank you to all of our carers and staff at our Radfield branch. Also, we would like to thank The Bell Inn in St John’s, The Dementia Cafe in Droitwich, not to mention Morrisons and Waitrose in Droitwich for their kind cake donations. Everyone had an amazing day, resulting in a huge amount of money raised totalling £469.18 for The Alzheimer’s Society.”


 

 

Jess Jenkinson - Governance & Operations Manager

Jess joined Radfield Home Care in 2016. She has a career background in care management working at senior levels to ensure quality standards are upheld. Her role at Radfield Home Care ensures that policy, operational processes and governance are all legally compliant and in line with best practice.

 

Alex Green - Co-founder & Finance Director

Radfield Home Care Cofounder and Director of Finance with a career background in finance and charitable enterprises. Alex and Hannah established Radfield Home Care.

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