At Bellevie, we’re not just in the business of providing care; we’re in the business of building connections, creating bonds, and making our communities stronger one smiling face at a time. Our secret? We’re not just any care provider; we’re your neighbours, friends, and fellow community members.
All of us working in social care know that something needs to change. There are around 13,000 people stuck in hospital beds in England who could be discharged if only the right support was in place. But with more than 165,000 job vacancies in adult social care alone, the system is under immense strain.
Whether you like keeping up to date on the latest news and weather reports, or simply want some background noise, many of us enjoy having the radio on at home. But how much attention do you pay to the music? And when was the last time you went a step further and listened to your favourite album, sang a song, or danced along to a track from yesteryear?
It has been a bustling month at Bellevie as we actively supported Dementia Action Week to raise funds for dementia research. We organised two fantastic events, one in Northumberland and another in Oxford, brimming with music, tea, cake, and exciting prizes. Our fantastic community connectors, Susan and Fraser, did an amazing job organising these events. They not only helped raise money, but also added a lot of fun and excitement to the day for everyone who came. Their efforts were truly outstanding and made the event a memorable and enjoyable experience for all.
Social care is a crucial part of our society that provides much-needed support to people who need assistance with their daily lives. It takes a special kind of person to work in social care, as it requires a lot of compassion, patience, and commitment to create a supportive and nurturing environment. As we get older, it’s normal to need more help, and it’s important that we don’t hold any stereotypes or incorrect assumptions about people based on their age – after all, it’s a natural part of life.
Home care means different things to different people, but broadly speaking it’s the kind of care that can help you live as independently as possible in the home you love. The kind of care that BelleVie offers is suitable for adults of all ages. It can be a short-term arrangement – to help you get by while you’re recovering from an operation for instance – or it can be something more long-lasting, provided as often as needed on a regular basis.
As we get older, we may start to notice that our home doesn’t feel as comfortable or convenient as it used to. Suddenly, the stairs seem steeper, the doorways narrower, and the floors slipperier. The home, which should be a place of comfort and safety, can sometimes become an impediment, and can make going about daily life a lot more difficult. Home adaptations for the elderly, and anyone else that feels like they might need them however, can make our homes safer, more comfortable, and enjoyable places to live.