Fairway receive national recognition by achieving Care Employer of the Year

We are proud to announce that Fairway Homecare have beaten off competition from hundreds of other care providers across the UK to win ‘Care Employer of the Year’ at the Caring UK Awards.

Celebrating excellence throughout the care industry and recognising team efforts across the UK. The Caring UK Awards have been created to highlight and pay tribute to the care teams who make an outstanding contribution to caring for the elderly.

Alex O’Neill – Operations Director commented “We are thrilled to have won this award and to be recognised as the National Care Employer of the Year. To have the independent judges make specific mention of the development and training of our staff is fantastic. So much of our success is based on long term development and working with the Embark Learning Care Academy to produce home grown care professionals for the future. Continue reading

Jodie’s journey accelerates as she claims 1st place

We are delighted to announce that Fairway’s self-grown Carer; Jodie has been awarded with the prestigious Home Care Newcomer Award at the regional Great British Care Awards. Jodie was described by the judging panel as “A passionate and dedicated individual who puts the service users at the heart of everything. An asset to the sector!”

Jodie has demonstrated her commitment to care from the start in July 2018; travelling 3 hours each day to attend our ‘My Care Portfolio’ programme in order to develop her professional skills. She ensured that her portfolio was completed to a high-standard, engaged with classroom discussions where she showed an understanding and empathetic approach to the reasoning and opinions of others. She was able to build her knowledge through a range of theory and practical based assessments and proved her willing at all times.

Jodie has since been working for Fairway as a both a Healthcare Assistant and Support Worker. She is able to demonstrate her versatility, flexibility and willingness to develop within her role when supporting others. During her career, Jodie has stood out as an individual who wants to continuously learn and grow – she is committed to understanding the needs of everyone within her care. Jodie has become an integral member of the team, receiving exceptional feedback from a range of services. She will go the extra mile and is committed to understanding the needs of everyone within her care. Continue reading

Fairway Homecare shortlisted for two National Care Awards

We are proud to announce that Fairway Homecare has been shortlisted for
two prestigious national awards. It’s a huge achievement and to share the stage with so many diverse companies from across the UK is fantastic.

The Caring UK Awards are now in their third year and Fairway Homecare has beaten off competition from hundreds of others across the UK to be shortlisted in the Care Employer and Care Employee categories in the awards.

Celebrating excellence throughout the care industry and recognising team efforts across the UK. The Caring UK Awards have been created to highlight and pay tribute to the care teams who make an outstanding contribution to caring for the elderly.

We have also received confirmation that we have had two members of care staff shortlisted for two awards categories at this year’s Great British Care Awards, regional finals. The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards is to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

The two well deserved individuals are; Dawn Simpson – Homecare Worker award and Jody Cheney – Care Newcomer award.

We would like to congratulate our hardworking staff for their efforts and look forward to the glittering awards ceremonies which both take place in November.

Fairway Apprentices’ whip up over £300 for John Taylor Hospice

Three of Fairway Homecare’s Apprentices’ who are currently undertaking their Level 2 Diploma in Care, put their baking skills to the test by organising a ‘Big Brummie Bake’ at Fairway’s office based in Sutton Coldfield, raising essential funds for John Taylor Hospice.

They certainly impressed by having a wide variety of delicious treats on offer and had a great day putting their skills to the test for a great cause, raising an impressive £313 for the charity. John Taylor Hospice help make every moment matter for people living with a terminal illness and have been providing expert ‘Taylor-made’ end of life care in Birmingham since 1910.

The team attended John Taylor’s open day to hand over the monies raised by the cake sale, which also gave our Apprentices’ an insight to a hospice environment and help break down the preconceptions people can have about hospice care. The day featured lots of useful information and activities which is valuable to the group’s studies and progression.

We would like to thank our great team of Apprentices’ and John Taylor for having us. We are delighted to have supported this worthy charity, raising essential funds for their vital work.

You can find out more about the charity here – https://www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk/about-us/

Fairway bowl charity over with cricket match in their honour

Fairway headed to the fantastic grounds of Wormsley Cricket Club on Friday 17th May for the annual charity cricket day hosted by Under the Posts, to support the Lillywhite Foundation.

The Lillywhite Foundation looks to support projects that help young people. Their regular fundraising lunches, dinners, and other events are designed to raise funds to support projects that help young people that are living in difficult, and, or troubled social circumstances, and, or those living in financial hardship. Any donation, no matter what size, can help to change some young people’s lives for the better and Fairway are proud to annually support this wonderful charity for an important cause.

The team got to take part in a brilliant day of 8 a side cricket and had the pleasure of being captained by former New Zealand rugby union player, Craig Newby. It turned out to be a successful day of ‘friendly’ cricket with the team finishing 3rd, but an even better day for the charity with many guests in attendance to support this great cause.

We are delighted to have supported a worthy charity and take part in a memorable day, raising essential funds which will have a positive impact on young people in need.