Care home wins health at work award

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Linlathen House care home in Dundee is the first care home from anywhere in Scotland to receive the Bronze SHAW Award. Set up in 1996 to address Scotland¹s poor health record, the Scotland Health at Work (SHAW) Awards scheme is for employers demonstrating commitment to improving the health and ultimately performance of their work force through dedication to providing a healthy work place and actively promoting healthy activities and healthy eating to staff. Among the various things that have been undertaken at Linlathen are healthy eating, stopping smoking, weight control, stress management, exercise, back care, drugs/alcohol awareness, mental health and dental care. A healthy eating day was introduced each week with staff able to buy salads and fruit at minimal cost, with many of the salad items being grown in the home¹s own gardens. Relaxation classes, including aromatherapy, reflexology and massage were held. Sponsored football and basketball games and walks have also proved popular. The award is valid f

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