Celebrating Living Wage Week 2022

Colne Valley Care Staff real Living Wage graphic

As an ethical and cooperative organisation, we are proud that we are Accredited Living Wage Employers and that we provide our staff with security and a long-term commitment to a wage that always meets the cost of living, every year.  With the cost of living crisis around us and prices rising …

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Proud of our Care Quality Commission Rating

Care Quality Commission report for Co-operative Care Colne Valley

We are really pleased and proud to say that the Care Quality Commission has rated us an overall GOOD across all 5 areas: Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led. If you don’t know, CQC has 4 ratings; Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate. We have a result of GOOD in …

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Ideas to help with the cost of living

Home Care image for Cooperative Care Colne Valley

We are aware of just how the cost of living increases are impacting our user members and our wider Colne Valley community. In the spirit of support, we have some ideas below that may help those we support and provide home care to, alongside their wider families and friends.  Sources …

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Remembering Jim

Cooperative Care Colne Valley Home Care User Member

This post comes from our wonderful volunteer, Stella, who has written about one of our user members, Jim who sadly passed away in his sleep a couple of weeks ago. I first met 91-year-old Jim in May this year. An intelligent man, interested in many things but at risk if …

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Professional Care Workers’ Week 2022

Professional care Workers Week 2022

It was recently Professional Care Workers’ Week which aims to galvanise professional social care colleagues throughout the sector to come together and discuss the challenges we all face, share best practices and recognise the brilliant work of care workers everywhere. We have a great team of care workers at Co-operative …

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Supporting World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month poster graphic

September is World Alzheimer’s with World Alzheimer’s Day itself taking place on 21 September, with the theme this year set by Alzheimer’s Disease International of ‘‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’ which will have a special focus on post-diagnosis support. With some recent developments and potential breakthroughs in dementia treatment and support, …

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Domiciliary Care Recruitment video from In2Care

Logo panel for Domiciliary Care recruitment Video with In2Care Kirklees

We took part in a video produced by In2Care Kirklees that focuses on Domiciliary Care Recruitment and highlights how domiciliary care workers help people to live independently in their own homes. Two of our brilliant carers, Isaac and David, are featured. In2Care is part of Kirklees Council – they work …

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Slaithwaite Duck Race 2022

Slaithwaite Duck Race

We had a brilliant (or is that ‘quacking’?) day at the recent Slaithwaite Duck Race! Here are some photos from the day – it was great to meet so many people AND to be able to raise funds (£58) through our fishing game for the 33rd Slaithwaite Scout Group. The …

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