BROOK MEADOWS HOUSE – Our New Care Facility

Southend Care is delighted and proud to be working in partnership with Southend Borough Council to create a new flagship care facility on the current site of Priory House located in Prittlewell Chase.

We are pleased to announce that the new build has been formally named ‘Brook Meadows House’. It is on course to be completed in January 2021 with our services moving in shortly after. This will be a magnificent building that will combine a brand new modern environment with excellence in care.

The facility will include a 60 bedded unit creating an environment of 45 beds where people can undergo a short term period of assessment and reablement with a view to them returning home or to alternative accommodation in their local community. 15 beds will provide longer term support for people with very complex care needs often as a result of advanced stages of dementia.

Our Viking Day Service for adults with learning disabilities will provide care and support within the new building, replacing their existing centre at Avro Road. The service will offer a broader range of activities and support to more people and will benefit greatly from modern purpose built facilities.

Also based in our new facility will be our ‘Complex Intervention Service’ who deliver community based reablement and our ‘Making it Work’ team who support adults with a learning disability into work. In addition to these services the Head Office will also move into the building.

This is an extremely exciting time and a great opportunity to provide services to more people.

Employee of the Season – Karen Higley

Karen Higley was voted as our Employee of the Season for the Summer season.

Karen’s nominator noted how Karen was the ‘go to’ person and never makes staff, residents or their relatives feel like she is too busy to help them. Her willingness to help people means she often overruns her normal working day. She was also said to be a champion of diversity by embracing differences as well as encouraging people to lead by example.  Well done Karen, your work is greatly appreciated by your colleagues!

Southend Care’s Summer 2021 Newsletter

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SCL Summer 2021

Nicola Ottaway and Lin Taylor have both been awarded ‘Employee of the Season’ for Spring!

We had so many great nominations this time and it was hard to choose an individual winner! We have therefore awarded 2 staff members the title of ‘employee of the season’ for Spring.  Congratulations to both Lin Taylor (Delaware and Priory) and Nicola Ottaway (Viking House). Lin was nominated by her colleagues due to her excellent work setting up the Care Control system with all its complexities as well as writing training notes to support the staff with using it. In addition she has also set up other processes to improve efficiency.  Nicola was nominated by her colleagues for her unwavering support throughout the whole pandemic. Always checking in with staff members, even when redeployed, to ensure their well being. Both Lin and Nicola are hugely appreciated by their colleagues and are a credit to Southend Care. Well done to you both!

Benedicte Nisingizwe has been awarded ‘Employee of the Season’.

Congratulations to Benedicte Nisingizwe who is our latest ‘Employee of the Season’. She was nominated by her colleagues who recognised her positivity in everything she does as well as her popularity with both staff and Tenants alike. She has stepped up to the challenge of being Shift Leader and always has a ‘can do’ approach to any new challenge. She has proven to be an invaluable asset at West Street and also to Southend Care. Well done Benni!

‘Employee of the Season’ Claire Reader receiving her award

Claire Reader has been awarded ‘Employee of the Season’.

Congratulations to Claire Reader who was awarded our ‘Employee of the Season’. Claire works as the Deputy Manager at Delaware House and received glowing nominations from two of her colleagues. Both noting how she raises morale by creating a lovely working environment and how she always puts the home first which includes covering shifts when there is staff sickness even though it means her doing very long hours. Comments such as ‘we are blessed to have her’, ‘we can always go to her for help and advice’ and ‘she needs to know how much she is appreciated’ confirm that she is a worthy winner. Well done to Claire who has gone above and beyond and works in a way that demonstrates her commitment to our Values and Behaviours.

New Care Facility coming in 2021! **UPDATE – Link Added to Contractor’s Dec ’20 Newsletter**

**The construction of our new Care Facility continues to make good progress. Please have a read of the Construction Newsletter which has lots of information and also has links to the ARJ website** New Build Newsletter 7 03.12.2020 (002)

 

 

Southend Care is delighted and proud to be working in partnership with Southend Borough Council to create a new flagship care facility on the current site of Priory House located in Prittlewell Chase.

The facility will include a 60 bedded unit creating an environment of 45 beds where people can undergo a short term period of assessment and reablement with a view to them returning home or to alternative accommodation in their local community. 15 beds will provide longer term support for people with very complex care needs often as a result of advanced stages of dementia.

Our Viking Day Service for adults with learning disabilities will provide care and support within the new building, replacing their existing centre at Avro Road. The service will offer a broader range of activities and support to more people and will benefit greatly from modern purpose built facilities.

Also based in our new facility will be our ‘Complex Intervention Service’ who deliver community based reablement and our ‘Making it Work’ team who  support adults with a learning disability into work. In addition to these services the Head Office will also move into the building.

This is an extremely exciting time and a great opportunity to provide services to more people. 

‘Employee of the Season’ Christine Wilson receiving her award

Christine Wilson has been awarded ‘Employee of the Season’.

Christine is a Shared Lives Carer who has demonstrated a great commitment to our Values and Behaviours through the fantastic work she does supporting the people who use our services. She works collaboratively with our other services to ensure the best outcomes for people. She has also gone the extra mile in delivering gifts to the doorsteps of people who were shielding.

Well done Christine!

‘Employee of the Season’ Kevin Potts receiving his award from Director of Operations Stephen Unsworth

Kevin Potts has been awarded ‘Employee of the Season’.

Kevin has shown great passion and commitment in caring for people and  colleagues during COVID 19. Kevin moved across from Viking House into Delaware and Priory and  fulfilled a whole range of duties, from cleaning to providing personal care, to supporting residents’ activities.  Kevin was relatively new to the company and passed his probation whilst at Priory

Well done Kevin!

Our new values & behaviours

Southend Care worked with staff to develop a new set of Values and Behaviours that guide everything we do. As well as 2 interactive workshops we also produced a Values and Behaviours Newsletter to help embed them into our work culture. You can read the Newsletter here and see the video of the workshops here.