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Published: July 1, 2020 | Updated: July 1, 2020

Daily acts of kindness as Encore Care Homes celebrates its team in World Wellbeing Week

By Andrew Diprose, editor

A care home group delivered a thoughtful week of events – from ice cream to webinars – in celebration of World Wellbeing Week.

The global awareness campaign, which this year was held from June 22 to 26, highlights the importance of health and wellbeing.

Encore Care Homes has care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Southampton.

It joined other health and social care settings across the world by providing emotional support and wellbeing webinars to employees.

Throughout the week, care teams were treated to daily acts of kindness such as free flapjacks, ice cream and beauty products.

The overall aim of the Encore Care Homes Wellbeing Week was to help promote and encourage better understanding of health and wellbeing issues.

These are considered especially important during the current pandemic.

Fiona Radford, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “The team has wholeheartedly embraced the week’s activities.

“It was lovely to be able to see everyone enjoying the favourite feel-good foods of ice-cream and flap-jacks.

“We must never lose sight of the health and wellbeing of our care team and helping them feel positive, supported and valued.”

Many of the treats were kindly donated by local businesses such as Dorset Flapjacks, Jordans Ryvita, Harvest Foods, Gilcrist & Soames and Orla Kiely.

Rachel Dryden, Chief Executive of Encore Care Homes, pictured left, said: “We have never had a greater sense of pride of working in the social care sector and the privilege of looking after our residents.

“As an organisation we are fully committed to ensuring that every team member is fully supported and we provide access to emotional, financial, mental and wellbeing support.”

Encore Care Homes has purpose-built care homes supporting residents with residential, nursing and dementia care.

The Encore family includes Fairmile Grange in Christchurch, Oakdale in Poole and Great Oaks in Bournemouth.