19 11 20 | Health & Wellbeing

Home Instead deliver activity books in the community

Home Instead deliver activity books in the community

Thanks to Hayley and the Home Instead team for looking after the Stockport community and playing their part for us all to become One Stockport.

Home Instead have been playing an active role in the local community, producing an information and activity book for local Stockport residents.

Hayley Fallon, Home Instead’s Community Relationship Manager has been out and about delivering the Home Instead fantastic FREE information and activity book for the Cheadle & Bramhall areas. These activity books are intended to help those who are spending the majority of time indoors to keep an active mind and in touch with their community.

The activity books contain puzzles, quizzes, recipes, information on local churches, pharmacies, and local businesses.

Home Instead will soon have these available for the Heatons and for central Stockport.

If you would like any copies, please get in touch and Hayley will deliver or post out to you.
email: Hayley.fallon@homeinstead.co.uk

Last month One Stockport spoke to Home Instead’s managing director David Moore about how Home Instead have continued to provide at home care for their clients.

Back in March when the true impact of the coronavirus became apparent and lockdown forced many businesses to move to home working, Home Instead’s David Moore rallied around his team inspiring confidence despite not really knowing what the next few weeks or even months may look like:

“Back in March, no one could have predicted or prepared for what was about to happen. It was a totally unknown experience but luckily we have always been a glass-threequarters-full kind of company. Even in the unknown, it was important to keep a positive mindset.

“Due to the nature of our business in providing care in the home, we have actually seen our business grow by 40% but back in March the picture looked very different. I had no idea how the coronavirus going to impact on our business.”

As businesses closed their doors, the introduction of furlough, home schooling, home working and financial support schemes meant that more of Home Instead’s clients’ families and friends were on hand to provide care in the home, run errands and deliver shopping, something that David said did present a real challenge at the beginning of lockdown. But as the hospitals struggled to keep up with demand, patients were encouraged to convalesce in their own homes freeing up beds and increasing demand on the services of Home Instead.

“We couldn’t bring all our care staff into the office so we devised a way to operate remotely, dividing into two teams to provide a 7 day at-home service. As demand grew we were able to take advantage of a rich pool of talent, recruiting new carers, some of whom had unexpectedly become available and have since stayed with us after they realised the benefits of an enforced change of career.”

Thanks to Hayley and the Home Instead team for looking after the Stockport community and playing their part for us all to become One Stockport.

 

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