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[ November 22, 2017 ]

A resident of a Bristol care service has had her dream come true after recording a song at a professional studio.

[ May 20, 2017 ]

A former serviceman has been presented with his National Service medal and Veteran’s pin – 70 years after joining the RAF.

[ April 20, 2017 ]

Ledbury’s Community Health and Care Centre is celebrating fifteen years of delivering care in the community this April.

 [ April 19, 2017 ]

A VETERAN has been sharing his Royal Navy memories more than 66 years after he first joined up.

 

 [ February 15, 2017 ]

A Steyning resident has said a ‘feisty attitude and strength of mind’ are the key aspects to living a long and healthy life.

[ November 7, 2016 ]

Once again, the annual star awards were a resounding success. The awards paid tribute to the excellent care delivered across the services as identified by employees, residents, relatives and health professionals.

[ June 6, 2016 ]

As a Health and Social Care Provider, Shaw healthcare are acutely aware of the complex challenges faced by Mental Health providers in supporting the NHS and delivering effective services within the range of constraints they are faced with.

Shaw Healthcare are currently recruiting for a number of positions across the UK.  We’re looking for high quality care professionals to join the Shaw team at one of our care providers or homes. Because we strive to continually maintain and improve the high standard of care delivered by Shaw Healthcare services, we are always on the lookout for employees who pride themselves providing excellent care to patients and clients.

Caring for a loved one is often a demanding full time job, that goes unpaid and unrewarded. Many people often juggle employment with being a carer and can often find themselves worn out and needing a break. Fortunately, Shaw Healthcare can be there in such times of need by offering much-needed respite care packages.

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Shaw Covid Compliant
Shaw Covid Compliant

Dear Relatives,

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support of all our care homes and hard-working staff throughout the past year. It has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, and we recognise the impact that the pandemic has had on all those connected to our homes and within our local communities. We are now hopefully seeing a way back to normal and look forward to opening our doors fully in the coming months.

However, following the recent announcement by the government, we are pleased to advise that from Monday 12th April 2021 our care homes in England will be able to allow visits from 2 named visitors(subject to a negative Lateral Flow Test and PPE being worn). We will also be extending visiting into the weekends as long as it is booked in advance. Your care home will discuss with you the guidelines we need to follow for you to become a named visitor.

Furthermore, we are also delighted to announce that for the first-time visits can include a child or baby. Children under the age of 2 will not count towards the 2 named visitor quota. Clearly, visits involving children will need to be carefully managed and in agreement with the home manager. As per the guidance those over the age of 11 will need to wear PPE and be tested (with parental consent).

Another development in the new approach to visiting is the nomination of an ‘essential care giver’. The essential care giver role is intended as a way of supporting the relatively small proportion of our residents who need some element of care and support that could only ever be provided by someone with a unique personal relationship with the resident, perhaps formed over many years. It is likely that this person will already be part of the ongoing care plan for the resident. All this will be at the discretion of the manager and the care giver will be subject to the rigorous testing regime currently undertaken by our own staff. Please speak with your Home Manager for further details.

In summary from 12th April 2021 the new government guidelines for care home visits allow for;

1. 2 named visitors (see the guidance for help on how you could become a named visitor and what restrictions apply)

2. Children can also visit with those under the age of 2 not counted as part of the 2 named visitor quota (see the guidance for help and what restrictions apply)

3. A person can apply for essential carer status but this will need to assessed and agreed by the Home Manager and is subject to rigorous testing.




The Government guidance on care home visiting in England can be found HERE.