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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.

Shaw Healthcare can offer respite care packages, to give carers the break they need and allow them to rest and recuperate from their caring work, giving them a chance to recharge their batteries while knowing their loved ones are in safe hands.

We strongly believe in three key core values that truly represent the Shaw Healthcare brand as a whole, and as a leading care provider, wellness is one of these key values. We believe that our core values should be strongly reflected for both our customers and employees.

We strongly believe in three key core values that truly represent the Shaw Healthcare brand as a whole, and as a leading care provider, kindness is one of these key values. We believe that our core values should be strongly reflected for both our customers and employees.

We strongly believe in three key core values that truly represent the Shaw Healthcare brand as a whole, and as a leading care provider, happiness is one of these key values. We believe that our core values should be strongly reflected for both our customers and employees.

Shaw Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading healthcare provider and provides health and social care for over 3000 individuals across England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. If you need help with deciding on the right type of care for your situation, www.mycaremyhome.co.uk provides independent advice and guidance, as well as a comprehensive database of care providers so you can search for local care homes and facilities.

As well as offering high-quality care for elderly people across the UK, Shaw Healthcare also provides specialist services for people with learning disabilities. Our care enables staff to tailor services to individuals with varying and unique needs, to raise quality of life and enable people with learning disabilities to choose from a variety of care options.

The whole of Shaw Community Living has an excellent reputation for high standards of care and consistent professionalism throughout the UK care sector. Whether you’re after short term support, ongoing support or a respite service after leaving hospital, Shaw community living are here to help.

At Shaw, we offer care for people with dementia on an individual basis at our specialist residential care homes, and via community and domiciliary care. We are highly experienced in caring for those with dementia, and do our very best to meet the challenges of the condition in a positive and encouraging way.

At Shaw Healthcare we have been providing dedicated dementia care since 1986, and our philosophy of care offers personalised support for individuals with dementia in a variety of settings, from home care to 24-hour services in a residential care home.

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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.