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Stay active in 2019: How yoga is keeping older people healthy

Stay active in 2019: How yoga is keeping older people healthy

Keeping active is an important part of staying healthy as we grow older. From a walk to the corner shop or seated exercises for those with less mobility, regular exercise is essential for keeping our bodies and minds healthy. Northumbria University are conducting a £1.4m study into the positive effects of yoga on older people with long term health...

Christmas Gift ideas for your elderly loved ones

Christmas Gift ideas for your elderly loved ones

With less than a month until Christmas, it won’t be long until the festive season is here again. We still have a few weeks to go, but you may have already started thinking about what gifts you are going to buy for family and friends. If you have an elderly loved one, you will almost definitely have heard them say ‘I don’t need anything!’ or that...

Budget 2018: What it means for home care

Budget 2018: What it means for home care

This week Phillip Hammond announced the 2018 Budget. Within the budget was an extra £650m for social care for 2019/20, available to local authorities to support people living with long term disabilities and older people. From this, the Budget 2018 report states that £240m of the allowance is earmarked for adult services, with the remainder free to be...

Music therapy hits the right notes as dementia treatment

Music therapy hits the right notes as dementia treatment

For people living with dementia, day-to-day life can be a struggle, with family homes becoming unfamiliar and loved ones appearing as strangers. While a substantial amount of research goes into curing the disease, equally important is finding ways to support the 50 million people worldwide who are currently living with it. A new study led by the...

Avant Care Workers enjoy team building event

Avant Care Workers enjoy team building event

Being a Care Worker requires patience, attention to detail and a caring personality. Without our team of excellent Care Workers Avant wouldn’t be the company we are today, which is why we make sure our team receives continued support and training, as well as some well-deserved fun from time to time! On June 22nd, a group of our Care Workers from...

How does being an unpaid carer affect your life?

How does being an unpaid carer affect your life?

Thanks to improved diets, healthcare and living conditions, we’re living longer and staying active later into our lives. While this is great news, this has led to an increasing number of us having to care for aging loved ones without any respite. According to data from the Social Market Foundation, 7.6 million people in the UK currently care for a...

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...