The Science of Volunteering- it’s good for you!

image via Centre For Ageing Better

Last week the UK celebrated Volunteers Week, which is an annual event that recognises the wonderful work over 16 million people do by giving their time to help others within their community. It also promotes the benefits of volunteering for all that are involved.  A phrase often synonymous with volunteering …

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Proud to be a member of Kirklees Care Association

KirCA Kirklees care association membership

Kirklees Care Association (or ‘KirCA’) is a not-for-profit organisation and they are the recognised representative body for independent social care providers across Kirklees. They are a huge support to social care organisations and they offer us a range of services and we support their aim of ensuring residents of Kirklees …

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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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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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We value our care staff – join us!

Cooperative Care Colne Valley Staff Recruitment photo

We are an ethical, not-for-profit community home care service and our vision is for everyone receiving and delivering care to have a high-quality service in and around the Colne Valley and Meltham locality. How do we do that? By being a community owned and led service, working in the community, and …

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We’ve achieved Living Wage employer status

Living Wage Foundation panel

We are really pleased to announce that we have been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate to be voluntarily paid by over 12,000 UK organisations – and we’re one of them. These organisations believe that …

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Our Colne Valley home care volunteers

Volunteering in home care with Cooperative Care Colne Valley

In this post we want to highlight the vital role of our Colne Valley home care volunteers. It is a known fact that the more we give, the happier we feel. Volunteering allows you to connect to your local community and make it a better place – it can also …

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Team Spotlight: Sue – Nominated Individual

Care Colne Valley quote Sue Richards

As we launch our care service this week and with growing interest in our ambition to transform the experience of people receiving support across Colne Valley, I think it’s time to explain a bit about what brings me here. I am proud of the energy and commitment of all who …

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Support for those living with dementia

Dementia Friends dementia care logo

We are pleased to say that we have registered our organisation with Dementia Friends, which offers a platform for lots of resources and information aimed at helping our staff members understand more about dementia and how it may affect a person. What is Dementia? Dementia is a syndrome – a …

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