In response to our request to find good stories in social care, Ribble Homecare recently sent us pictures from their ‘party on the canal’. This event is held regularly and as you can see from the pictures, it is proving to be a huge hit with local residents.

As well as cakes and savoury treats there are also prizes to be won at ‘peg auction’. Winners can get anything from a homemade luxury buffet, hampers, books, sweets and more. Transport is provided by Ribble Homecare Care Assistants, with a vintage theme. What’s more, it’s completely free!

“The reason someone smiles.”

For most care assistants, one of the major perks of the job is being the reason someone smiles.  As you can see her, there appears to be no shortage of this! This offers an excellent insight into the kind, compassionate and supportive professionalism that is (or should be) associated the caring profession.

Debbie Meaghan, Registered Manager, had this to say: “A lot of those who access our services often struggle to get out of the house without adequate assistance, support or transport. As such, they can often become Isolated. However, our party on the canal offers a free evening where the aim is to help integrate and connect with others. It is proving to be hugely successful and is something both those we support and staff members enjoy attending. We now hold this event on a monthly basis.”

Ribble homecare is a domiciliary care provider based in Blackburn. They work across the Lancashire area and are currently seeking a number of care assistants. Benefits of working for Ribble homecare include: company cars, bonuses, ‘carer of the month’ and food preparation awards. Contact Ribble Homecare directly by following the below link.

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