Tilly has returned to the NHS and continues to support families living with dementia in a different capacity. This decision was not taken lightly after 5 years of hard work to get Peggy’s to where it is, however, the pandemic has resulted in financial pressures, a loss of role, and change is always a good thing. We like to keep positive. Keeping busy at Peggy’s is now available 4 days a week, and client and staff safety is paramount and we still continue at reduced numbers. However, the positive side, clients are in their own bubbles, smaller than previous, and this is working well. The environment changes are now are “norm” and continue to retain that homely feel – thank you to Babs and Janette for ensuring the changes have not had a negative effect on the clients. Home Care continues and our client base has increased and Julie is adapting to her role as Team Leader with gusto, and an increased knowledge of technology! Recruitment days have been successful and we are so pleased to find such caring and compassionate people who have a positive attitude in dementia care. The management team continues to support and train staff to maintain the skill level which is required and all staff undertake training in the model of the Positive Approach to Care by Teepa Snow. Kalie will be leaving us for maternity leave and we wish her well and look forward to her return, she has been a godsend and will be missed. We welcome Suzanne to replace her for the administration at Peggy’s and under the watchful of Kalie i am sure will be absolutely great with the support from Pat also.. We are so fortunate not to have been affected by infections and throughout the pandemic all our clients have kept safe and well, although the isolation has made changes to families. There are plans to re-open Peggy’s Place, an informal drop in and peer support session and this will be different to previous to keep safe but we will try to restart services when we can and it is safe to do so. Thank you to everyone for supporting us throughout this pandemic.
- If you are looking for Dementia Care advice, here are some useful links for advice. We do not have affiliations with these but recognize their usefulness in signposting and advice for many questions family carers have!
- House of Commons
- Peggy’s update May 2021
- COVID-19 and the impact on our services
- Support Worker (Dementia Care) – Home Care Only – Dec 2020