Brendoncare gathering considers tiny details
Caring Times, January 2014
Hampshire-based care charity for older people Brendoncare celebrated the exceptional performance of its staff and volunteers in November at its annual event held at the Middlesbrook Centre in Winchester.
The event, entitled ‘The Brendoncare Difference’ saw more than 200 staff, volunteers and supporters join together to examine the issues facing the care of older people today with the key emphasis on recognising the importance of the tiny details which make the subtle differences in delivering high quality care which lie at the heart of the Brendoncare philosophy.
In his keynote address, Brendoncare chief executive Ron Staker called for transformational change in the care of older people in the sector at large and expressed the need for urgent development of new care solutions to meet the growing demands of an aging population.
Paying tribute to those receiving awards, Mr Staker said: “The skills, positive attitude and attention to detail which our staff and volunteers demonstrate day after day are essential to Brendoncare being able to make a real difference to the lives of older people.
“Our annual event gives us the opportunity to recognise the valuable work of our most important asset, our people, on whom we rely so heavily to deliver quality care to our residents and club members. Brendoncare is strongly committed to investment in its staff, and these awards are a testament to their achievements.”
More than 20 awards were presented this year spanning Innovation, Excellence of Care, Improving Learning and Performance and Outstanding Achievement, as well as Long Service Awards.
Brendoncare operates 10 care centres and runs 70 social clubs for older people across Hampshire and Dorset.