#GladtoCare Awareness Week is a UK-wide event that celebrates the committed and resilient care workers who dedicate themselves to the industry, as well as helping families who are currently on their care-seeking journey. The event took place last week, starting on Monday 20th June and ending on Friday 24th June.
We appreciate the care staff at Ridgeway Rise all year round, however, we dedicated last week to really show them just how valued their contributions to our residents are.
To kickstart the week, we motivated our staff with a variety of prizes that could be won at our competition parlour which was put up in our reception. We had a variety of guessing games for our staff to take part in including:
On Tuesday, we asked staff members to bring in food starting with the first letter of their name. The contributions were fantastic and made for a great spread that was enjoyed by all within the home. The staff got to enjoy a variety of well-deserved treats throughout the day whilst carrying out their care duties.
We held a scavenger hunt across the home using selfies taken of our staff members. Teams were sent to find the pictures of their colleagues which were hidden around the home and garden. It was an opportunity for our staff to take some time out, have some fun and also appreciate their fellow colleagues and the fantastic team that they are a part of.
On Thursday we got all the residents, relatives, and local schools to write appreciation messages for the team. We were inundated with kind words and complimentary messages, and it was extremely heartwarming for our staff to read just how respected they are and recognised for their hard work and commitment, not only within our home but within the local community too.
To end the week, we did a 'funky hair' day as well as gifted our team members with scratch cards. We also put up the staff selfies taken for Wednesday's selfie scavenger hunt as a display of appreciation for all of the people in our home that give themselves to caring for our wonderful residents.
From everyone at Ridgeway Rise, we want to let our care staff know just how truly grateful we are to have you. We very much look forward to next year's #GladtoCare Awareness Week.