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Mental Health Awareness Week at Peverel Court Care #MHAW16


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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme for this year is ‘relationships’. say that the relationships we have with our family, friends and the community directly affect our mental health and wellbeing. For people who receive care and support, limited mobility, difficulty communicating and fear of discrimination or stigma can make forming and maintaining relationships difficult.

At Peverel Court Care we take the wellbeing of our residents very seriously. For us, a huge part of maintaining wellbeing is making sure that our residents have everything they need to have healthy minds, including meaningful and fulfilling relationships.

Our community

Promoting social inclusion and relationships with local communities is one of the Common Core Principles of social care. This is something we think Peverel Court Care excel at.

Our residents and staff frequently visit our surrounding areas to immerse themselves in local culture.

This year we’ve attended many community events, including Tipptoppling Wonka Hats at the Roald Dahl Museum and watching the play Tom at the Waterside Theatre.

We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator who arranges for our residents to take part in community events and, for those who would rather stay closer to home, makes social activities available inside our premises.

Activities in our homes

Sometimes our residents would prefer to find activities that they can enjoy close to their own suites. It might not be possible for them to leave the premises easily, or maybe they just don’t want to.

To make sure they still have every opportunity to socialise and become involved in things that are good for their mental health and wellbeing, we often bring activities inside our homes.

One of the ways we do this is through regular dance sessions, which is a proven way to calm dementia patients and forge social bonds.

We also give residents the opportunity to get involved in helping us maintain our beautiful gardens, or take part in drama therapy and Wii physiotherapy.

We know that the people who live with us have a range of personalities. Not everyone is going to like the same things, so we always have a range of activities available to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Our residents and staff

Peverel Court Care has a staff of exceptionally skilled and talented individuals, recruited for their excellent values and abilities.

The relationships our residents have with our care staff are extremely important. Staff are on the frontline, caring for our residents day-in and day-out.

That’s why we make sure our employees receive the highest quality training and support from us, so that they know how to form meaningful and trustful relationships with our residents.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health is not something that we should only consider when we think about people who have particular mental health needs, but something that’s important for every single one of our residents. Many studies have shown that mental health and physical health are intrinsically linked.

The World Health Organisation say “there is no health without mental health.” If we are passionate about the wellbeing of our residents then we must take care of their minds.

You can join in the conversation about on Mental Health Awareness Week Twitter by using the hashtag #MHAW16.



The importance of staff training and development

Hand Drawn Staff Training on Green Chalkboard.As a part of our exceptional elderly care philosophy, Peverel Court Care has always given utmost importance to staff training and development. We go out of our way to attract and retain talented care staff, and we believe in giving our staff opportunities to boost their knowledge through training and development.

Peverel Court Care has a longstanding partnership with ACC to inspire and nurture staff. We have recently increased the collaboration with ACC so that our staff get an opportunity to learn and grow as carers rather than just going through the motions of training.

Collaboration redefined

Peverel Court Care acknowledges that it has wonderful staff members who are diligent and passionate about making a difference in the lives of our residents. We are highly committed to ensuring that each one of our residents has a superior Peverel Court Care experience.

Through our association with the ACC community, our staff are constantly inspired and encouraged to expand their knowledge base. ACC programs are designed for self-learning, and they help carers stay motivated to boost their knowledge using tools and support materials that the staff design themselves. This revolutionary and novel method of training and development has helped Peverel Court Care to consistently apply good care practices across its three homes and set a benchmark for care standards. This sense of community and commitment spurs constant learning, allowing Peverel Court Care staff to grow as professionals and individuals.

Encouraging learning

We know our staff are constantly on their toes, caring for our residents and also attending mandatory training sessions. To facilitate self-learning and make it more convenient for our staff to learn and grow, Peverel Court Care has opened a new purpose-built staff/training room, where our staff can imbibe new trends in elderly care and improve their existing knowledge and skills in a tranquil environment that promotes learning, development, and personal and professional growth.


Careers at Peverel Court Care

Careers ConceptPeverel Court Care is renowned for its compassionate and caring philosophy, which has allowed us to set a benchmark in exceptional elderly care. The history of Peverel Court Care goes back to 1986, when a former nurse at Brighton General Hospital acquired Stone House and converted it to Stone House Nursing Home.

Stone House quickly established a reputation for personalised care and high standards. This paved the way for Merryfield House Nursing Home, followed by Bartlett’s Residential Care Home. The three homes have been consistently rated excellent by national and local regulators, but this amazing achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the diligence and hard work of our staff.

Staff matters

Peverel Court Care realises the importance of well-trained and dedicated staff. We believe in constant staff development and training at the three homes, which are managed by efficient and empathetic registered nurses.

Investing in staff development and training helps us achieve our vision of exceptional elderly care while making sure our staff enjoy job satisfaction and are happy with their work and the amazing results they achieve. It also allows us to identify elite performers, who are crucial to our success.

We welcome you

Peverel Court Care is passionate about delivering superior personalised care. We believe in finding, developing and retaining the brightest talent in the care industry so that we establish a benchmark in premium care. Each one of us takes pride in setting a high-quality standard of care and finding happiness looking after our wonderful residents.

Besides an outstanding working environment and continuous training and development, we also make sure our team members enjoy a range of benefits. You can look forward to:

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Company contribution to your pension.
  • Reward and recognition schemes.
  • Long service award.
  • Relocation allowance.
  • Company-sponsored professional and academic qualifications.

If you are keen to join forces with us to create the ultimate Peverel Court Care experience, contact us to find the latest vacancies. Alternatively, check out our LinkedIn profile to learn more about the exciting and fulfilling job opportunities we have for chefs, nurses, carers, activity co-ordinators and housekeepers.

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