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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Home care services in the Colne Valley – 1 year on.

Cooperative Care Colne Valley home care services

To celebrate our first year of supporting user members with home care services in the Colne Valley, we made a short film showing ‘behind the scenes’ in our ever-busy office. Danielle, our brilliant Registered Manager, tells us what the first year has achieved, for both the organisation and the community …

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Supporting those with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME and CFS blog post image

It was ME Awareness Week recently and we wanted to share some thoughts on the back of that and because we support user members who live with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). ME awareness week saw it’s 30th anniversary and its more important than ever to raise awareness: the …

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Supporting Dementia Action Week 2022

Dementia Action Week 2022 graphic

It’s Dementia Action week this week (16th to 22nd May), a great initiative from Alzheimer’s Society and one that we wanted to support with this post and updates on social media by sharing their materials (please see below). Supporting those living with dementia Here at Co-operative Care Colne Valley, we …

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A day of celebrating co-operative care!

Co-operative Care Colne Valley Sharing Care home care project

We had such a lively & lovely day this week running our ‘Celebrating Co-operative Care in Colne Valley’ day. We want to thank everyone who joined us and contributed to stimulating discussions. We all really enjoyed meeting everyone and have come away with a lot of exciting feedback and ideas …

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