Archive 2016

Candlelight Care Clients Entertained by Bruton School for Girls’ Chamber Choir

Candlelight Care Clients Entertained by Bruton School for Girls’ Chamber Choir

Clients, family members and friends of Candlelight Care in Glastonbury were entertained by twelve members of the talented Chamber Choir from Bruton School for Girls this week. Almost thirty guests were treated to a programme of Christmas carols, songs and readings, whilst enjoying tea, coffee and mince pies. The event at Evercreech Village Hall was part of the ‘Candlelight Community’ initiative, which organises events and outings for its clients.

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Tips for Supporting a Person Living with Dementia

Tips for Supporting a Person Living with Dementia

Receiving a Dementia diagnosis can seem very final, but many people go on to live long, fulfilling lives after diagnosis so need the support of friends and family to overcome the frustrations that the condition can cause so they can live the fullest lives possible.

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Candlelight Care and the Aster Group Unveil Assistive Technology Room

Candlelight Care and the Aster Group Unveil Assistive Technology Room

Candlelight Care welcomed special guests to our Trowbridge branch office this week for the opening of the new Assistive Technology room, developed in conjunction with the Aster Group. The two organisations have joined forces to help vulnerable people in the South West to remain safe and independent in their own homes. The Assistive Technology room will help to raise awareness of the superb and innovative range of equipment which the Aster Group can supply to create a safe environment for people wishing to remain at home, rather than be admitted into residential care.

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Candlelight is Committed to Dementia Friends

Candlelight is Committed to Dementia Friends

Candlelight Care are absolutely committed to encouraging their staff to become ‘Dementia Friends’. Becky Davies (our Training Manager) is delivering information sessions to our staff so that they can learn more about what it is like for our clients (or their families) to live with Dementia, and learn how to turn that understanding into action. Anyone of any age can become a ‘Dementia Friend’ and it’s all about learning more about Dementia and the small ways we can help sufferers and their families – every action counts!

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More Success for Candlelight Sherborne

Congratulations to Candlelight Sherborne

Our Sherborne branch has reached the finals of the Dorset Business Awards, their third recognition in just two months. They have been announced as finalists in the Team of the Year Award, just a few weeks after Manager Lorna Kent and Care Co-ordinator Juliet Booth became finalists in the Great South West Care Awards, in the ‘Home Care Manager’ and ‘Home Care Co-ordinator’ categories. They will find out if they have won the overall awards later this year.

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Rachel Shill’s Story

Rachel Shill's Story - Client Testimonial

My care workers do the little things you’d normally take for granted. I couldn’t cope without them Rachel, who is a wheelchair user, relies on Candlelight Care workers to help her throughout the day. Accepting care Suddenly going from being very independent and being able to do everything yourself, to having strangers come into your […]

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Becky Gillett

“It’s a big responsibility to go into someone’s home to support and help them, and it was more of a confidence thing (for me) – whether I would be able to do what they needed, and to be able to support them in the way they needed.”

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Carmel Bradley

“I always think that if my clients were members of my family, then how would I want them to be treated? I do everything I can for them.”

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Gemma Voysey

“The skills I learned at Candlelight were extremely transferable and my experience at Candlelight has helped me with subsequent job interviews, it even helped me obtain a recent job offer in occupational therapy.”

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Four of our Care Staff Nominated for Awards

Home care provider in the South

We are very proud to announce that four of our wonderful staff have been nominated as finalists or runners up for two local care awards. These are richly deserved and we wish them the best of luck at the award ceremonies later this year.

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Deciding between Homecare and Care Homes for the Care of the Elderly

Deciding between Homecare and Care Homes for the Care of the Elderly

Life expectancy has been transformed in our country by improvements in medicine, better diet and changes to working conditions to allow most of us the prospect of a long and rewarding life. But with the joy of long life comes the difficulty of watching our parents growing older and more vulnerable. Many more of us are faced with wondering how best to look after our elderly relatives as our own lives get more complex and busy.

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Emily Cook

“When I started at Candlelight Care, I told them that I wanted to progress and prove myself. So I just worked really hard and did what I could, and after six months I was promoted to Senior Care Worker. If you want to progress, Candlelight Care are there to push you and they’ve been so supportive. They’re brilliant.”

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Becky Davies

“The support and encouragement Candlelight Care gave me meant I was able to achieve more than I ever thought possible.”

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Lorna Kent

“Care is a great field to work in because it’s so rewarding to know you are making a difference to people’s lives and it opens doors to other aspects of health and social care, including occupational therapy or nursing.”

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Angela Harper

“There’s nothing nicer than seeing how pleased your clients are to see you and I feel real affection from my clients who are truly grateful for the support I give them. 
Working in care means doing as much as you can for people.”

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