Retaining our Outstanding rating following CQC pilot scheme

Only around four percent of registered home care agencies are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so we are absolutely delighted to have retained ours following a virtual inspection as part of a new pilot scheme. The CQC is looking at different ways of carrying out inspections in the light of Covid-19, and […]

Lovely feedback from our staff and client surveys

As a business that’s centred on providing the very best standards of home care, we recognise how important it is to continually assess all elements of the service we deliver for our clients, as well as the working environment we provide for our staff. So, each year, we send out a survey to everyone who […]

Looking back on a year of extremes

With the end of January marking a year since the UK’s first confirmed case of Covid-19, Samantha Harrison, Director of Continued Care, reflects on an unprecedented 12 months. How do we even begin to look back over a year that has been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before? The past 12 months have brought with […]

Putting people first: our carers who go above and beyond

While the past year has been without doubt an incredible challenge for all of us, it has also brought out the very best in people. Our carers have experienced first-hand a huge amount of support and appreciation for the job they do, and we are grateful to every person who has offered to help us […]

Continued Care staff shortlisted for Great British Care Awards

Congratulations to the following members of our team in Harrogate, Ripon and Settle who have been named as finalists in the Yorkshire and Humber regional round of the Great British Care Awards: Nichola Noble (Harrogate) for the ‘Putting People First’/ Personalisation Award. Nichola supports her clients by always putting their needs and wishes at the […]

Fantastic fundraiser for Mental Health Foundation

Continued Care is to donate more than a thousand pounds to a mental health charity after some of our staff completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. The team of seven set off on the 24-mile route on September 10th with the aim of raising £500 for the Mental Health Foundation, but generous donations from family, […]

Brilliant fiddle blankets for people with dementia

Pictured here is one of our carers, Angie Barker, with some fantastic ‘fiddle blankets’ ready to donate to some of the people we look after. Fiddle blankets, as the name suggests, have lots of things attached to them that can be touched and played with. They are brilliant for people who have dementia or have […]

Marking the dedication of our staff through coronavirus

We’re thrilled to unveil an original painting specially created for Continued Care by renowned Harrogate artist Anita Bowerman to honour the dedication of our staff during the coronavirus crisis. The picture, entitled The Rainbow of Hope, features the names of all our 135 carers and office staff , set within the colours of a rainbow […]

Electric bike provides pedal power for Ripon carer

One of our Ripon carers has become a cycling convert after taking charge of an electric bicycle to get around the city. As a non-driver, Clementine Godwin started out walking to her appointments after joining Continued Care last month. So she was delighted when we offered her the use of an electric bike from our […]

Young service user takes on superhero challenge to say thank you to carer

One of the young people we work with here at Continued Care is raising money for charity as a way of saying thank you to his carer. Christopher Farmer, who is unable to walk unaided, is aiming to cover an incredible 50km before July 15th using his supportive tricycle and therapeutic walking frame. He’s doing […]