Staying True to Our Values
It seems difficult to believe that we at Cherish Care are celebrating our tenth anniversary as a domiciliary care service. We are just as passionate about Social Care today as we were in 2006. Although Cherish Care has evolved since we started out, we have always strived to adhere to our principals; providing better days for our clients at home.
There are many achievements we are proud of during our ten years in business. However, our biggest accolade has been remaining a personable, family-run company who meet the challenges of a person with needs living at home. Our clients feel valued as individuals because of that personal touch. Our clients also know that we put 100% into delivering care. Be it sending out a 4x4 in the snow so that our Personal Carers can ensure a client is washed and dressed, or making certain a client has Christmas dinner ready on the table – we meet those expectations. What’s more, our staff members tell us that working with us feels like being part of a family.
Our recent Care Quality Commission inspection stated: -
“There was a warm and friendly atmosphere within the service. People were complementary about the leadership and management and confirmed that the aims and values of the provider were embedded in staff's practice. Staff felt supported by the registered manager and were able to develop in their roles. Quality assurance processes were carried out to ensure that the quality of care provided, as well as the environment itself, was meeting the needs of people.”
We’re also particularly proud of the professional relationships we’ve built over the last ten years within our local community. We’re so pleased to be highly regarded by General Practitioners, District Nurses and the Dementia Crisis Team, who regularly refer clients to us. James, our Registered Manager/Director, is trustee for the local charity, ‘Know Dementia’. Just as we were from day-one, we remain passionate about Social Care.
Social Care in the Future: What Next?
We at Cherish Care believe we cannot rest on our laurels. Social Care in the community is changing, and the way we think about caring for people at home needs to change with the current climate. Recruitment has always been challenging; how do we encourage people to work in the Care Industry? The elderly population is growing. Therefore, we as a society need a skilled workforce to meet that growing demand. One day, your parents may need care at home. One day, you may need care at home. Each and every one of us needs to be thinking about how we are planning for this. This isn’t just the Care Industry’s concern, it’s everybody’s concern. This is our community, and we need to look towards implementing that care for our family and loved-ones.
Cherish Care: Moving Forward
We at Cherish Care are proud to be in the Social Care business. We are thrilled with our achievements, and the progress made over the last ten years. But in the years to come, let’s make care in the community everybody’s business. Let’s take ownership of the aging population issue. Let’s move forward – together.