Entries by lynsey

Three-tier lockdown system.

The government’s new rules have created a three tier system with increasing restrictions depending on the designated alert level. The “medium” alert level – which will cover most of the country – will consist of the current national measures, which came into force on 25 September. The “high” alert level will reflect many current local interventions, […]

Thank you

From all at White Cross Care a big thank you for the all cards and gifts received from clients and family. Thank you to all our carers for always going above and beyond and providing the best possible care. Heather Campbell, Head of Care.  

A day in the life of care worker

At White Cross Care our care workers have a wide range of different skills and duties to help and improve people’s standards of living. Our Care Assistants work on the front line helping individuals to overcome the everyday difficulties they face. There are a wide range of duties, washing, dressing, and maintaining their hygiene, as […]

Stay safe in the heat

It will be another hot weekend with temperatures reaching 30 Celsius, or higher, in central, southern and some northern parts fo England. Southest England will be hotter with temperatures reaching 34 to 37. The highest temperature reached so far this year is 37.8 Celsius, recorded at Heathrow on July 31st. It’s easy to become dehydrated […]

Obesity matters

Obesity matters – it affects our health, our life chances and our self-esteem. It makes the work of the NHS and care services more difficult. It is a pressure on the economy. @PHE_UKs Professor John Newton blogs on why obesity must be tackled: Obesity is not inevitable: a personal view

PPE guidance for homecare providers

PPE Guidance has been revised in England and published by Public Health England. The revised document provides guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during sustained COVID-19 transmission in the UK, and explains how PPE guidance applies to the homecare (domiciliary care) setting. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care  

COVID-19 Testing for home care staff

The Government has announced that COVID-19 testing will be available to all home care workers presenting Coronavirus symptoms. If an individual who is receiving home care services displays symptoms of Coronavirus, then care staff should take safe working measures in order to minimise risk. This will include the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well […]