Ascot Care Fully Supports The Armed Forces Covenant

Ascot Care is honoured to be fully committed to supporting The Armed Forces Covenant, a promise from the nation that those who serve or have previously served in the armed forces and their families are treated with fairness and respect. 

The covenant supports members within the armed forces community and helps them gain access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen. This support includes education, housing, employment and financial assistance. 

The Armed Forces fulfil a responsibility to face danger at the risk of injury, and sacrificing some civilian freedoms, while their families play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces duty. The armed forces covenant recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to support and respect members of the armed forces and sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. 

The Covenant is supported by the community covenant, which encourages local authorities and communities to help integrate the armed forces into local life and nurture the public understanding of issues affecting the armed forces community. It is also supported by the corporate covenant, a public pledge from businesses and organisations who are committed to their support of the armed forces community and demonstrate through recruitment and training. 

Find out more about The Armed Forces Covenant here.

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A Very Big Thank You - Carers Week

This week we are celebrating Carers Week from Monday 12th - Sunday 18th June. This is an annual campaign that raises awareness of the hard work that goes into caring and to highlight the challenges carers can face.
 
The incredibly supportive staff of Ascot Care are no exception, and we want to say a huge thank you to each one for their continued hard work.
 
Here at Ascot Care, we make sure every carer receives all the training they need to support people in whatever way they can. Our residential care homes and nursing homes across the UK have staff members who can offer specialists care to people as well as offer respite and day care to support fellow carers in need of hours or days off.
 
As an agency, we also have a group of incredible carers who are available to help out other residential care homes and nursing homes when they need additional temporary staff members.  Our home care team care for clients in their own homes and go above and beyond to ensure the clients are well cared for in a safe environment.
 
Carers Week highlights and celebrates the 6.5 million in the UK who are unpaid carers to loved ones. The campaign sets out to build Carer Friendly Communities by asking people to recommend an organisations, services and employers who are carer friendly, as well as asking people and organisations to pledge themselves as being carer friendly.
 
Ascot Care offer free training and awareness in Dementia as well as a host of other courses so if your require training or assistance with care or assistance in finding staff we can help.
 
You can find out more about Carers Week by visiting the campaign here to recommend an organisation, make a pledge or print off the Carers Checklist which sets out steps you can take to become carer friendly.
 
Finally and most importantly we to say a huge THANK YOU to our carers.

Bonfire Night

Have you got your sparklers sorted yet? This Saturday is Bonfire Night!

However, not everyone loves fireworks. We're encouraging you to check on elderly neighbours, keep an eye on your pets and any young children this weekend. It's important to stay safe during the winter months and we're all guilty of forgetting about others during the run up to what normally ends up being a chaotic Christmas.

So take care at any firework displays, but more importantly- have fun!