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All in the family when it comes to care

All in the family when it comes to care

At Avant we pride ourselves first and foremost on the quality of care we deliver; there’s nothing more important in our business than making sure customers have exactly what they need. That’s why we feel so blessed when we receive feedback from family members of those we support, because working together with families is the only way to deliver the...

In support of Dementia Action Week

In support of Dementia Action Week

At Avant, we provide care and support to many customers that have dementia. All our care workers and managers are given training in dealing with supporting people with dementia – it is a rewarding part of our jobs and a vital service to the local community. Busting the myths There are some misconceptions about dementia, which is why Dementia Action Week...

Avant welcomes new HR and Training Manager

Avant Healthcare Services has announced the appointment of a new HR and Training Manager, with Violet Kizito joining the senior team. Violet will be responsible for developing the skills of Avant’s management  and central support team,  and ensuring that the company’s growing number of care and support workers provide the highest quality of care...

Reaching the 100 (+1) club – two at a time!

Reaching the 100 (+1) club – two at a time!

Over the many years we’ve been supporting people to live comfortably in their own homes, we like to think there isn’t much we haven’t seen – but the next couple of months are certainly something to savour, with two of our customers celebrating their 101st birthdays! Karen Hampshire, Avant field-based manager, has been helping to look after...

Does our care pass ‘The Mum Test’? Our clients think so

Does our care pass ‘The Mum Test’? Our clients think so

In care, the best way to measure whether you are doing a good job is if your clients are happy; that’s why receiving feedback is so important. The team at Avant Worcester were pleased to receive outstanding feedback through their recent client survey, with 100% of those asked saying that they are happy with Avant’s service. All respondents also said...

Snow problem for Avant carers: customers come first in all weather

Snow problem for Avant carers: customers come first in all weather

With much of the country blanketed in snow last week, plenty of people took enforced ‘snow days’ and the chance to enjoy themselves in the wintry wonderland, and rightly so! For Avant care workers, the snow posed a major challenge – but one that was not going to stop them providing vital services to our clients. Through a combination of grit,...

Pole dancing story highlights importance of personalised care

Pole dancing story highlights importance of personalised care

Last week saw something of a media frenzy after it was revealed that a Dorset care home had hired local pole dancers as an afternoon’s entertainment for their residents. It was quickly branded inappropriate by local councillors. But lost in some of the coverage was an important fact: the residents had chosen their own entertainment from a list of...

Avant Care Manager praised by Hounslow council

Avant Care Manager praised by Hounslow council

We were very pleased to recently receive an email from Hounslow Council about the service one of our Care Workers has been providing. Danuta Kananovich works for Avant as a Field Based Manager in the Feltham area. She has been providing care to Mr. S for the past month, visiting him and his wife in the mornings to provide personal care. Mr. S is in his...

Winter care tips for the elderly

Winter care tips for the elderly

With the cold now starting to bite, and with predictions of a harsh season ahead across the country, it’s so important for the elderly and their carers to be aware of how to manage the wintry spell to avoid discomfort as much as possible. Here are a few simple winter care tips for the elderly from Avant Healthcare that can help every senior take better...

Welcome to our Summer 2017 Newsletter! A note from Sally Graham | Managing Director

Welcome to our Summer 2017 Newsletter! A note from Sally Graham | Managing Director

As ever our newsletter is a way keeping you up to date with what is happening at Avant. We love to hear from our clients and members of the public so please do get in touch. Customer Forum In June/July we held three customer forums which were a great success. Around 15 of our customers or their next of kin, joined us for forums to focus on how we can...