Living Well Together
Safer essential visits
We ensure that visits from essential external professionals only take place when absolutely safe to do so. Visits are considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Home Manager and are subject to a number of conditions.
We are taking steps to ensure that where we have to use agency staff, they do not work in other homes too. Any external team or contractor visits are strictly only when essential and require a negative test before entering the building. Plus, we’ve put controls in place to minimise the number of locations visited within a period of time and visiting team members are required to wear appropriate PPE at all times. All visits to our care homes are supported by the home Visitor Champion and visits are pre-booked and staggered to minimise the number of people on site at any time and to ensure adequate cleaning time between visits.
Vaccinations and testing
The majority of residents and team members have already received their vaccine. New residents moving into our homes, who haven’t yet received a vaccine will be supported to get one if they wish. Our team have had access to the vaccine as a priority and we also continue to provide all team members with support and information to help them make an informed and positive choice. Visitors to our homes will be required to follow our Visitor Protocols, which includes temperature testing on arrival, a Covid test and to wear PPE during the visit.