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New home care provider to spread festive cheer through virtual Christmas events

Induction 1 team photo

Kingsway Care, a new home care provider based in Brighton and Hove, will host a series of online Christmas events next month to bring some festive cheer to older people, their loved ones and the wider community.

The events will take place on Zoom and will feature live music from a local musician, a recording from a local primary school, a game of bingo and a message from Father Christmas.

The care provider will also broadcast two Christmas pantomimes – Cinderella, which was recorded in December 2019, and Jack and the Beanstalk, which will feature a personalised message to Kingsway Care clients, family and friends from the Dame.

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Kingsway Care was launched during the first national lockdown by managing director Olly Carter, after he experienced first-hand the difficulties in finding quality care for his family member.

He is supported by Chris Lucas, a care manager with six years’ experience in working in supported living, residential care and domiciliary care settings. Lucas has recently completed his Level 5 qualification in health and social care.

The partners are currently awaiting their registration from the Care Quality Commission to provide personal care, but they already have a team of carers eager to start their induction training.

Lucas said: “We are supporting people that are coming from other sectors, which have been put on hold because of COVID, but want to come into care because they share the same values and have the right skills to do the job.

“So far we have taken on touring musicians, cabaret acts, executive PAs and students on gap years.”

He added: “Our tag line is ‘enabling independent living’ and we aim to provide a range of services that will give the client everything they need to stay safe and independent in their own home.”

Kingsway Care is also currently holding a ‘Celebrating Our Seniors’ campaign. This involves members of the community posting a photo of their parent, grandparent, friend or neighbour on Kingsway Care’s Facebook page and sharing why they value and appreciate them.

Those who contribute will be in with a chance of winning a 43-inch Samsung TV.

Managing director Olly Carter said: “I think it is so important to appreciate our elder generation. I hope this competition will encourage people to nominate the special senior person in their life.”

Caption: The first induction session with Kingsway Care carers took place online.

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