“EVERYCARE IS MY EVERYTHING” …. a quote from a service user at our East Surrey branch when interviewed by ITV yesterday.
Whilst the quote wasn’t actually broadcast the client confirmed in the report how much she appreciated the Everycare support stating “Please don’t say they are never going to come”. It is heartening to know in such difficult times we are still here making a difference to the lives of so many.
Gill worked really hard with her team and spent over three hours filming yesterday, so it was naturally a little disappointing that they showed so little of the piece. None the less there has already been positive feedback to the Everycare office this morning as people recognized the team.
Gill said she didn’t want to be personally famous but she did want Everycare to be famous. Isn’t that just the unique team spirit of Everycare!
Little by little the service users that decided to cancel care because of the perceived risks of having contact with care staff are returning. The strain and pressure on relatives and friends is starting to show and some just can not cope any longer without help.
Although the risks of contracting Covid 19 in care homes has been much publicised the actual incidence of the illness in users of community care services has been extremely low.
We are very confident that all our service users can rely on our extreme diligence in taking every possible precaution when delivering any form of care and can be confident that our help is only a phone call away if we are needed.
Luke a 26 year old realised he wanted a job that made him happy and was useful to other people…he approached Everycare in Winchester and started a career in care. Check out his story below.
Laptops, tablets & smartphones
Do you own a tablet but struggling with how to use it?
Or maybe you’re finding it difficult to get to grips with your new smartphone or laptop?
Join us this September for free, personalised demonstrations on using your tech gadgets
- Get to grips with your tech gadgets
- Bring your own smartphone, tablet and laptop
- Learn how to stay in touch with family and friends
- Watch your favourite shows and films
Also joining us on the day will be the Mayor and Mayoress of Winchester.
Book your tickets online by visiting the Booking Page or call us on 01962 842548.
A hands-on technology masterclass for the over 65s in Winchester, hosted by local domiciliary care provider Everycare, came to Badger Farm this Valentine’s Day, to help attendees fall in love with their smartphones and tablets. TechFest65 had the local community centre filled to bursting with local residents, all keen to receive expert advice from the Everycare team and local partner Vodafone, about their devices.
TechFest65 was first launched in October 2017 by Everycare, in an effort to help the over-65 population of Winchester become more confident and connected with new technology. Following staggering levels of interest, the local domiciliary care provider has been inspired to host a series of follow up events throughout 2018, all designed to help demystify the likes of smartphones, social media, the internet and apps for the over-65s.
Attendees at the Valentine’s Day event were able to bring along their own devices and quiz experts from Everycare and Vodafone about how to make the most of them, whilst enjoying tea, coffee, cake and good company.
Kathy, one attendee from Winchester commented on the event: “I enjoyed the event very much. We found the event in October to be very useful. It would be helpful to have 1 every 6 months or so.”
Mike Frizzell, Managing Director of Everycare (Central Hants), said “TechFest65 is a great opportunity for elderly people in Winchester to learn about new tech. It’s not always easy to keep up with new trends but we hope they found the Vodafone team of use and will return to future events.”
Everycare Winchester provide a comprehensive and flexible range of health care assistance and home care services throughout Winchester and the surrounding areas. They supply trained Care Workers for short or longer term personal care within a client’s own home, as well as helping meet the temporary staffing needs of Care Homes.