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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...

I don’t want to go into a care home – how do I access Domiciliary Care in the UK?

In light of the bad press surrounding care homes in the UK recently, we thought it would be helpful to highlight domiciliary care, the alternative to care homes and explain how you can access it here in the UK. What is Domiciliary Care? Simply put, domiciliary care, better known as homecare, is the term given to the care and support provided to a...

Avant Healthcare Services (Worcester) supports cancer charity golf challenge

Avant Healthcare Services (Worcester) supports cancer charity golf challenge

From left to right in image: Adrian Webb, Simon Bailey, Jason Neve and Dean Sherwood Our franchise operation in Worcester has recently donated £500 to support four local men who took part in Macmillan Cancer Relief’s ‘Longest Day Golf Challenge’ this week. Simon Bailey, Adrian Webb, Dean Sherwood and Jason Neve started playing golf at the...

Stay safe this summer

Stay safe this summer

As you are fully aware we are currently enjoying some exceptionally hot weather this summer. At Avant, we would like to take this opportunity to ensure our customers and care workers who are out and about delivering care to residents are taking precautions to ensure they are staying safe this summer. Follow some of our useful tips to help you stay safe...

Finding out more about the care and support workers at Avant – 

Finding out more about the care and support workers at Avant – 

We love to communicate with our care and support workers and discover the challenges they face and the rewards they get working with with Avant. In this series during carers week www.carersweek.org we speak to a selection of our care and support workers and discuss the challenges they face and how the support of the local community can help. Below is...