Blog Posts

A safe place for better mental health?

Posted: 21st May 2020

The day-to-day business of care is about people who need help for a whole bucket of reasons. Of course we all have our problems and the old and infirm (and indeed anyone who needs care) have very specific ones, and we at St Kath’s are committed to doing what we can to help. Mental Health […]

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VE75 – Remembering and old age…

Posted: 11th May 2020

There are very few people left alive who have anything other than a childhood memory of that day in 1945 when World War 2 ended in Europe. My own parents, long since passed away, told me all about it and remembered it well from being young adults in Derby. My wife’s parents were still children, […]

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Living on virus time….

Posted: 24th April 2020

So what is it now? Week five of the lockdown? It’s been intriguing to see what people have been doing to get through this strange time in our lives, from rediscovering an old talent, such as art or sculpture, to workouts and exercise that (for some) border on the obsessive. But we’re not all locked […]

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COVID-19; our action plan for adult social care

Posted: 16th April 2020

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that, last night, I was on BBC1’s “Look North”. I don’t think it’ll win any Oscars, but I was asked for my reaction to the government’s plan to test more extensively in the social care sector. Being TV news of course, they only used 20 seconds of what […]

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COVID-19 update, week 2

Posted: 2nd April 2020

Well, here we are in the second week of the lockdown, and we’re settling into a routine that is anything but a routine – each day is different! Speaking personally, I’m lucky that I can work from home as most of my job is administrative, but I take my hat off to all those out […]

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COVID-19, working with the lockdown

Posted: 27th March 2020

It’s a difficult time for everyone, but we at St Kath’s are committed to doing all we can to make sure our customers and their families stay safe and well. As a country, we have all been asked to work from home and not leave the house except for a brief period of exercise each […]

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Coronavirus; St Katherine’s Care – our reaction to the crisis

Posted: 18th March 2020

For such a pretty little virus, Coronavirus is certainly having a profound effect on how we all are. It’s scary, because so much is unknown about it, but there’s a lot of very clever scientists working around the clock to find out more about it. Every day we’re learning more about how it spreads, how […]

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Quality Care Commission GOOD – What does that mean?

Posted: 9th March 2020

We’re often asked “What does it mean when you get a ‘GOOD’ from the CQC? The thing is, it’s a bit like being damned with faint praise… you know, the first reaction you often get is that people want to know why you aren’t ‘Outstanding’ – after all, we think we’re outstanding so why doesn’t […]

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