Team Spotlight – Sara, care team member

Co-operative Care Colne Valley Care Support team quote

Hi my name is Sara (not Sarah), and here are a few things to know about me! I’m a care support worker with Co-operative Care Colne Valley.It’s an amazing company to work for, all the carers are great people, it’s a very supportive company and is on the ball. We …

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Supporting Alzheimer’s Society Elf Day 2022

Alzheimer's Society Elf Day office tea party

We recently supported the Alzheimer’s Society Elf Day campaign, which focuses on people living with dementia and their families. Elf Day isn’t just for the spirit of Christmas, behind the jingle bells and baubles there’s a very serious reason why Alzheimer’s Society organise this great initiative each year, and we …

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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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