We are going from strength to strength, expanding and moving offices within Cranleigh to our larger purpose built office at:
210 High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8RL
The new dynamic working space will support the team
to further enhance the services offered by Cranleigh and allow greater ease of
access to any service users or family members who want to pop in to see us,
share a cup of tea or want to drop by and find out what we can do to assist
them or a loved one to live at home independently. Our carers also benefit
greatly by having a more organised and equipped training room.
We caught up with Jenny the Registered Manager of the Cranleigh office to get her thoughts on the move.: “We are extremely excited about the new office, not only for more space and easier parking, but also it allows us to create care groups open to the public, allowing us to help support the community, e.g. dementia support and carers meetings. All of which enables us to be even more community orientated and be used as a hub for vulnerable people.”
We have one happy team in Cranleigh, with one smooth completed office move.
With festive cheer in every corner of the office, this week Novus Care had one truly amazing Christmas party with some fantastic awards given out. We would also like to thank our staff for the amazing work they do on a daily basis 365 days a year, in-house care doesn’t stop for any holiday.
Manager of the Year: Louise Barrow Canvey Office
Special Service Award – Amy Cubria our new Live-in Manager
All of our offices are getting in the festive spirit, with Christmas decorations being put up in our Canvey office and our new Christmas card being delivered ready for our clients to receive. Take a look at our festive photos below:
Our new Wickford branch is participating in Elf Day today the 6th of December, raising awareness and money for people affected by Dementia. Good luck ladies.
We also look forward to celebrating and supporting Christmas Jumper day Friday the 13th December, look out for more photos of our team. We wish you all a Merry Christmas from Novus Care.
Christmas ‘tis the season to be jolly…but not for everyone
This time of year brings with it the opportunity to spend some valuable, often much needed, quality time with family and friends. A chance to all come together to celebrate the festive period. However, sadly, this is not the case for everyone.
In the UK, over half of the elderly aged 75 and above live alone. Many elderly people do not have children or family living nearby and often they only have contact with their children over Skype or phone calls, instead of a visit in person. Christmas can also remind the elderly about the loss of loved ones, maybe a recently deceased husband or wife or even the loss of their own good health from previous Christmas periods.
As busy as this time of year is, it is important to remember those who are not as fortunate as others and give them the cherished gift of time and consideration.
Many local organisations – care homes, day centres etc. are opening up their doors on Christmas Day to invite those who would otherwise be alone, to come along for a nice warm meal, surrounded by other local people, but there are some simple ways we could all reach out to lonely people this time of year:
If the path to someone’s house is covered in wet, slippery leaves or ice/snow, clear a safe route so they are able to leave their home without fear of slipping over.
Knock on the door of an elderly neighbour to see if they need any help preparing for the festive season. This could be helping to put some Christmas decorations up, writing Christmas cards on their behalf, wrapping presents for them or taking them to do a bit of Christmas shopping.
If there is a local event on, like a Christmas market or Christmas fair, see if someone would like to attend with you, and help them make this happen.
Do you have a spare chair at your dinner table for Christmas Day? Extend the ultimate festive gesture and invite someone to have Christmas Dinner with you who would otherwise be on their own.
Elderly people can be more stoic and are more likely to not ask for help, so the emphasis is on you to make a judgement if you feel someone is lonely. If a neighbour never has visitors or doesn’t go out much, take the time to just offer to join them for a cup of tea.
It is the season of goodwill, and the difference it will make to someone who has not got anyone to share the Christmas period with will be immeasurable.
Christmas does appear to start earlier and earlier each year and the Novus Care team started well in advance with their Christmas party on 30th November this year. The team shone at one of the glitziest parties we’ve attended to date in a stunning star lit venue with Vegas show girls, dance floor and even a casino!
Another great night to mark the end of a great year with our growing team.
The evening was a great opportunity to give a well deserved thank you to all the teams that work so hard to make Novus Care the company it is today.
We look forward to an exciting 2019 that will inevitably be filled with opportunity and challenges but are happy to welcome both with the strength of such a wonderful team.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from the team at Novus Care!
Our girls in Canvey have been very busy this past week!
They hosted their very own Cupcake Day in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. There were cakes a plenty in the office and they raised some serious “dough” for a very worthwhile cause.
The team did well to then burn off some of the calories from Cupcake Day by taking part in the Cancer Research Pretty Muddy Race for Life in Basildon on Sunday 17th June.
The muddy 5k run was a walk in the park for our fantastic team who do a such an amazing job both in and out of the office. They even managed to get some of the customers out to support them. Well done girls!