The Amwell Care Home in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire was delighted to have taken part in Glad to Care Awareness Week last week, in support of the whole team and their hard work.
Glad to Care Awareness Week aims to recognise those that work in care and celebrate them for their commitment to the industry and to the lives of those that they care for as well as their families.
We organised a week of celebrations for our team here at The Amwell. We appreciate our staff members all year round, but we wanted to go above and beyond this Glad to Care Week to show them just how much we appreciate and value them.
It is important to us that we support the wellbeing of our team and that they feel valued and respected, as we know that this ensures a positive environment for our residents to live in and that they are cared for by a happy and friendly team.
To mark the start of Glad to Care Week, we kicked off with a boxing session led by Primal Fitness in our gym for 'Motivation Monday' and our staff absolutely loved it!
It was a fantastic way to burn some energy and boost their mental health and it left them feeling good for the rest of the day.
We appreciate our care workers for the time, energy, and expertise in care that they give to those who need it so we know it is crucial to keep the team motivated.
Four our 'Tasty Tuesday; we organized for an artisan pizza van to join us at our home and cook up some delicious pizzas for our team to enjoy.
We would like to thank Chez Sebastien - Artisan Pizza for coming to cook for us and brightening up our staff members' days.
We had an incredibly busy 'Wellbeing Wednesday' which started with games and some painting in the garden in the morning.,
Two of our gentleman residents went to Melton Mowbray Wetherspoons for a pub lunch and another two residents went for a nosey around town and a coffee.
Karen then got all the residents, staff, relatives and little visitor Ivar moving at chair aerobics in the gym! Meanwhile, the activities team set up the Bistro for an evening of crafts and snacks which was a lovely way to end a busy day together.
Today our staff were each given a gift bag and boxes of chocolates for their unit and were showered with messages of appreciation and gratitude from each other, residents, and relatives. It was so heartwarming to see the love and gratitude amongst those in our community.
We also would like to thank Charlie for making up FM sample packs for the staff and everyone was entered into a raffle to win a perfume or aftershave as an extra little treat.
Feel Good Friday
We ended our Glad to Care celebrations with none other than an Amwell staff party and awards evening, and it was a great night, to say the least.
We want to say a big thank you to all who came and a massive well done to those who won awards for going the extra mile.
Every single member of staff is an integral part of Team Amwell and these celebrations were certainly well deserved.
We are extremely proud of ourselves, the home that we have built, and allthe residents who live here. We will always be grateful and appreciative of one another.