Fenchurch House, in Spalding Lincolnshire, held a ‘wellbeing’ hub day on Saturday the 15th of April 2023 to promote their commitment to the ‘make it real’ statements by listening to the residents’ choices and subsequently providing access to the Spalding professional healthcare community in a relaxed informal setting. ‘Making it Real’ is all about good, person-centred care and support and looks at what is important to each individual so they can live a good life, which is at the heart of everything they do at Fenchurch House Care Home.
The event was organised by Katie Peters, Senior Customer Relations Manager and Anita Rowley, the Home Manager at Fenchurch House, along with other members of staff. Over the past few months, they have worked with local companies and organisations in Spalding to bring the event together.
Joining them on the day included Tommy Talks, which is run by Tommy Whitelaw and is based in Glasgow. He travels the country for presentations about care and talks about his journey as a carer for his mother who lived with dementia, his fantastic and insightful presentations are aimed for caring professionals but can be adapted for family members.
Also attending was Caroline Ignatius the Founder of Devika Care Company, she was there to raise awareness of the Dementia Day centres and the support it can provide for people living with dementia and for their carers.
Other companies and organisations who were there to offer support and advice included Good Companions who Specialise in working with people and their families in and around Spalding, helping them maintain the lifestyle that they want. The Local CPN team, which is an NHS team who are there to support people who live with a mental health condition, Nellie Supports, is the UK’s leading independent social Work Practice, specialising in social care support and mental capacity assessments, Tonic Health who are a health and wellbeing charity, providing community support to the people of South Holland, Boston and beyond and The Fane Clinic, who offer treatments including chiropody and podiatry as well as other treatments.
A wonderful selection of freshly prepared refreshments was provided by the chef manager at the Home, Nurayni and her team, for anyone attending the wellbeing hub, helping to add to the relaxed atmosphere and allowing people to discuss their needs in an informal manner over a bit to eat and drink.
Anita Rowley, the Home manager commented “It was great to experience residents; relatives and people who are thinking about placing a loved one in a care home setting; to chat to healthcare professionals about their care, what they have access to, how this will be facilitated as well as having access to support groups and community activities. Our core focus was above all to ‘listen’ and ultimately ‘enable’ community engagement informally.”