What makes a good day?

We are delighted to be working in partnership with HMR Circle (as featured in Hilary Cottam’s book Radical Help) and Community Circles to explore what makes good days for older people. We started with the activities that HMR Circle have been using, plus ideas from our CEO Helen's Co-production Partner – also called Helen – [...]

What makes a good day?2019-09-26T11:10:56+00:00

10 ways that Wellbeing Teams are radical

We were delighted to discover that Nesta, the global innovation foundation, had chosen us as one of their New Radicals. New Radicals is a search led by Nesta, the innovation foundation, and The Observer to find the top people, projects and organisations offering innovative ways to tackle social challenges. It was launched in 2012 and [...]

10 ways that Wellbeing Teams are radical2019-09-26T11:13:18+00:00

An open source hub for collaboration

Our purpose is to do whatever it takes to support people to live well at home and be part of their community. We do this by delivering radically different care and support, but we are also committed to sharing the way we work openly – in a spirit of collaboration – so others can learn [...]

An open source hub for collaboration2019-09-26T11:13:25+00:00

Change is happening in Greater Manchester

In recent weeks we've been really excited to see the commitments to change in social care that are emerging over Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester is the home of our first Wellbeing Teams – in Wigan – and we have others planned in Stockport and Trafford too. This is only possible because of the support [...]

Change is happening in Greater Manchester2019-09-26T11:13:32+00:00

Connecting people with shared interests… starting with knitting!

For us, real wellbeing happens when we are: Ensuring that people are safe and well Supporting people to do more of what matters to them Helping people to stay connected to others and their community As we support ever more people to live well at home, we discover more people with shared interests. We think [...]

Connecting people with shared interests… starting with knitting!2019-09-26T11:13:57+00:00

What our team are telling us

We recently received the results of our latest team satisfaction survey from people who work for us in Ashton, Wigan. We're so proud of the feedback that we'd like to share it far and wide! Read on for some of the quotes from people who have discovered a rewarding new career with us, where [...]

What our team are telling us2019-09-26T11:14:03+00:00

Making a difference in Oxfordshire

We’re just a few weeks into delivering care and support for people in Abingdon, Oxfordshire as part of our partnership with Oxfordshire County Council – and we’re already seeing how Wellbeing Teams can make a real difference to the lives of people we support, their families, and the people who work for us. These stories [...]

Making a difference in Oxfordshire2019-09-26T11:14:12+00:00

Building a compassionate organisation, with the help of Love Notes

Compassion is one of our core values, and, as such, it’s central to everything we do. We look for people who demonstrate compassion in our recruitment workshop, and then we embed compassionate thinking and practice in our training and coaching; so we can build more compassion into the way we work in our communities. [...]

Building a compassionate organisation, with the help of Love Notes2020-01-22T06:25:18+00:00

Recruiting different generations

We’re committed to having diverse teams, and we’ve been thinking about what matters to different generations and how we can best support them. This is important for the sector as a whole, as most people working in care are from the 'Baby Boomer' generation; and it's crucial to attract new people from Generations Y and [...]

Recruiting different generations2019-09-26T11:24:54+00:00