Category: News

  • National WAG Finalist

    Congratulations to Hazel Norton, our Registered Care Manager, who has made it through to the national finals of the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards, hosted by Care Talk magazine. Earning her the official title of “Social Care Superwoman (Home Care)”, Hazel has been instrumental in ensuring our standards of care are the very…

  • Congratulations! NVQ Level 4 awards

    Congratulations to Joanna Dembinska-Andrade and Michelle Cribben who have both received their awards for completing the NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care! These awards have been well-earned relying, as they do, on written evidence as well as observations in the workplace by an external assessor. A huge amount of work is required and…

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    The team at Inchwater Home Care would like to send their deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time. HM Queen Elizabeth II dedicated her life in service to her country and her people, and will be remembered with the greatest respect. Requiescat in pace.

  • Hot Weather Advice

    Looking forward to the hotter weather? Not everyone does, and older people especially may find the heat uncomfortable. Here is a link to our advice on how to stay safe during a heatwave:

  • Congratulations!

    Our sincere congratulations to Lauren Amy, who successfully passed her interview and is now taking up a position as Assistant Care Manager. Lauren Amy, who already has a CIPD Level 5 qualification in HR, is currently taking her Level 5 in Health and Social Care. Hazel, Care Manager, said “Lauren Amy interviewed well and answered…

  • Recruiting Now! 💧

    Pick up the phone ☎️, what have you got to lose? Call now on 01304 241684 to discuss vacancies in your area!

  • Fancy a £15 gift voucher for short Zoom meeting? Kent Uni seeking help

    University of Kent looking for volunteers for Zoom meeting (£15 voucher given) to talk about older people moving home- either from home to residential care, or hospital to home. Here is the flyer… Any takers? (Click on the image to enlarge)

  • Catheter Care training… with Annie

    Steady camera and… Action!

  • Who’s desk am I at today?

    Lauren Amy playing the ‘Whose desk am I on today?’ game… (clue: when the cat’s away, the HR will play)

  • Gridlock #Dover

    Just a quick message that we are aware of the issues around Dover (how could we not be!) and are working hard to ensure that no call is missed. Please bear with us as we try to get caregivers from one side of Dover to another. We are re-routing wherever possible and have contacted all…

  • Coronavirus

    Lockdown #2 – We’ve been here before but we can’t be complacent What is the current advice? The advice for Covid 19 is: Wash your hands. Wash them frequently with soap and water, and wash them for 20 seconds. Keep your distance from others. If you have sanitiser gel, you can use it, but washing…

  • We had some fun…

    During these dreary times, we hope you are staying safe… we thought you might enjoy a chuckle at our expense!

  • Existing Customers – Change to T&Cs

    Dear Customer, Re: Update to your Service Agreement terms and conditions The care sector has changed considerably since we started Inchwater and certainly in the past year we have noticed new legislation, ways of working and policies that we have had to adapt our service to. We intend to update our terms and conditions of…

  • Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

    A quick shout-out for our superb #caregivers who really know that #EveryDayMakesADifference particularly at this time of year. We’ll be there, supporting our staff over Christmas and the New Year #CareIsEveryDay

  • Team wellbeing day

    Our sincere thanks to Alex at White Cliffs Beauty and Faz at Soothicity for providing such a splendid range of treatments today. Head, neck and shoulder massages, paraffin wax treatments and essential oils have all added up to a very relaxed team!

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    One of the warmest Easter weekend’s on record, saw our lovely caregivers bring their children to our Easter Egg Hunt. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and helped to organise the games – it made the day really good fun!

  • Lauren Amy – Apprentice of the Year 2019 Nominee

    Congratulations to Lauren Amy who made it through to a heated final of the Kent Apprenticeships “Apprentice of the year” award. At a gala dinner, Lauren Amy’s nomination for her outstanding work was celebrated. Accompanied by Maria Doe, Business Operations Manager, Lauren Amy’s talents were feted and her achievements recognised. Lauren Amy, now fully employed…

  • Letters of praise

    We sometimes receive some lovely letters from clients and their families, who often express their thanks for the high quality of service they receive. We love every letter as they show us we are doing things well. Here is one we have received from a local residential home. Mr L, a long-standing client of ours,…

  • Inchwater wins Top 20 Award

    We have had a very exciting couple of years! We are very proud to win the 2018 Top 20 Care Award for the third time. This award places us in the Top 20 providers in the whole South East region and is a testament to the excellent work of our caregivers and the office…

  • Kim Jeffrey

    This is one of the hardest posts I have ever had to write. Yesterday, we said goodbye to one of our own. Kim Jeffrey, Assistant Care Manager, passed away at Pilgrims Hospice, Margate, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Kim came to us with a wealth of experience in care and helped us build…