Blog Posts

Celebrating our Homecare Heroes!

Posted: 24 August 2020

Like many others, particularly those working in the healthcare sector, we’ve been through some really challenging times over the past five months. However, the support we have received from clients and their families as well as partners and suppliers has made all the hard work worthwhile. Earlier this week one of our kind-hearted clients knitted […]

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The Future Of Care

Posted: 15 July 2020

To secure a more prosperous and sustainable future the care sector needs to move away from being perceived as a manual labour/blue collar occupation and become a recognised and respected profession. Vulnerable Customers As a company we routinely work with the NHS, social services, local authorities and of course our customers and their families, and […]

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Shielding Rules!

Posted: 26 June 2020

The lockdown eases – for some! No doubt you will have seen the government’s latest relaxations of the rules for social distancing and interaction. Alongside this is a further easing of the restrictions on many shops and businesses including hairdressers, bars, restaurants and hotels. All of this has been expected and sadly, following the introduction […]

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Making Life Better for Carers

Posted: 10 June 2020

Carers Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the millions of unpaid carers in the UK and the challenges they face, particularly during the pandemic. Staggeringly, an additional 4.5 million people are now caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends because of coronavirus. These unsung heroes are undertaking huge caring responsibilities […]

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Despite Lockdown Easing, Now is Not the Time to Relax

Posted: 2 June 2020

During June many of the restrictions that have been governing our lives during lockdown will be eased. Schools are now welcoming some pupils back to the classroom and non-essential retailers will be allowed to reopen around the middle of the month if they are ‘COVID-secure’. In England, people can also now meet in groups of […]

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A safe place for better mental health?

Posted: 21 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: 11 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: 24 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: 16 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: 2 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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