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.

Fairway Achieve Apprenticeship Success with South and City College

Fairway Homecare are proud to announce that we were successful at South and City College’s Sir Doug Ellis OBE Apprenticeship Awards, winning the Employer of the Year – SME Award.

The awards evening was held at the Macdonald Burling Hotel, celebrating apprenticeships being a key element of the City’s and the Country’s skills and employment strategy.

Alex O’Neill, Operations Director at Fairway Homecare commented “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award and for our efforts to be recognised. Fairway Homecare have enjoyed a very productive relationship with South and City College and we share the same values and beliefs on the benefits and importance of apprenticeships in the workplace.

We are dedicated to continue to give individuals an opportunity to get on to the career ladder and build some real skills to set them up for the future. My thanks go to all of those at South and City College for their continued support, as well as the wonderful team here at Fairway who are dedicated to achieving our goals.”

We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the college and ensuring that all future apprenticeships are delivered at the same high quality standards, leading to positive career outcomes.

Fairway ‘Deck the Halls’ for Birmingham Hospitals

Back in October, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity were looking for companies to deck the hallsIMG_2668 of its two award-winning hospitals for this Christmas.

The hospitals were on a mission to create magical environment for their brave patients and families. Fairway Homecare couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to help spread some festive spirit and help out charities so closely linked with the sector we care about.

We are proud to have donated to Birmingham Women’s hospital, which helped cover the cost for Christmas decorations. We also devoted our time to decorate Ward 2 at the hospital, it was also a great opportunity to get to know some of their lovely, devoted staff. Continue reading