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Christmas Round-Up
Affinity has been super busy in the run up to Christmas, it has been and gone in a blink of an eye hasn’t it! So below is a quick news update on what we have been doing over the festive period. Staff and client are our focus: Winter can be harsh at the best of times and during Covid it is even harder. We wanted to make some plans on what bits we can do for our clients and carers to keep them feeling festive and still enjoy the festive time of year.  We provided a Christmas Quiz for our...
30/12/2020
December 2020 Bulletin
Affinity Homecare Shrewsbury Newsletter December 2020 Affinity have been busy through the latest lockdown keeping cares up to date with their COVID-19 testing, getting new staff ready to work and updating our PPE procedures. So, you will see boxes coming into your home within the next month that includes all the PPE our carers need, this will help lower the risk of contaminating the PPE before use. Our carers will ensure that the boxes are kept neatly and safely away...
14/12/2020
British Care Awards 2020
Well this is exciting news within a year that hasn't given anyone much chance for such things. We have been NOMINATED for The Care Team Award at the Great British Care Awards (GBCA). We are so proud to have received this nomination on behalf of our amazing Care Team.  To be considered for this the GBCA were looking at detailed criteria such as; Team members who are clear on what their role is, and who take personal responsibility for their tasks. Team has good communications...
27/11/2020
Apprentinceships
An expanding Shropshire care company is working closely with Telford College to recruit new apprentice carers. Affinity Homecare has moved into larger premises on Shrewsbury Business Park after outgrowing the location where it was launched five years ago. The team needed more space than its original Bicton Heath site could provide – partly due to the plans to provide new apprenticeships The company has already recruited a business administration apprentice, Shannen Jarman, and is currently...
03/02/2020
Shrewsbury-based care company expands to new office
Affinity Homecare Shrewsbury had been based in an office in Bicton Heath but have expanded to the point where they had outgrown their office space. This is in part due to their plans to provide Apprenticeships. They have already recruited a Business Administration Apprentice, Shannen Jarman, who is based at the office and are currently working closely with Telford college to recruit 10 Apprentice Carers. Melissa Morgan, Registered Manager said: “We are incredibly excited to be able to offer...
03/02/2020
More than 100 care vacancies filled after recruitment drive
Shropshire Partners in Care (SPiC) was successful in a bid for funding to run the Department of Health and Social Care campaign, Every Day is Different, in the county, with the goal of raising awareness of the shortage of care workers and encouraging prospective carers to apply for jobs in the industry. The initiative ran during October and November, and included a busy recruitment event at Telford Town Centre. Nicky Jacques, Chief Officer at Shropshire Partners in Care, said: “It’s been a...
20/12/2019
Shrewsbury homecare company raises £2,300 for Macmillan over three months
It began in July when Kat and Davey, two of Affinity’s carers Braved the Shave and raised just over £700 between them. Registered Manager, Melissa Morgan, had the task of shaving their hair. The shave was streamed live on Facebook and began with Melissa issuing a disclaimer that she had never cut anyone’s hair before; despite this it all went very smoothly. Kat and Davey’s hair is growing back nicely now. In September, Affinity members of staff took part in the Macmillan Coracle World...
05/11/2019
Shrewsbury home-care company rated ‘good’ following CQC inspection
Affinity Homecare (Shrewsbury) Limited has invested in developing a care company which can support individuals in their homes, allowing the most vital of rights to be maintained – independence. Through the rigorous review of all aspects of Affinity’s service, CQC considered safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.  All of these values are at the core of what Affinity provides, allowing individuals tailor made care in the home clients love with flexible packages of short or...
10/06/2019