A care home company invited the care staff on shift to bring their school age children to work with them.
Ashmere Derbyshire, which has seven care homes in Derbyshire wanted to make it as easy as possible for their staff to attend work despite school closures.
A team from each of its homes – Codnor Park and The Firs in Codnor, King William in Ripley, Valley Lodge in Matlock, Smalley Hall and Kidsley Grange in Smalley and the West Hallam home were prepared to offer an array of activities for children utilising the activity coordinators, non-care staff such as head office and managers from the home to ensure staff didn’t have to worry about their children.
Sarah Dixon community relations manager said: “We are so proud of our dedicated workforce and saw a need to offer this incentive to our staff, we appreciate it is not always easy to find childcare at short notice”
David Poxton Managing Director at Ashmere Derbyshire: “As a service that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year it is important that we understand the needs of our staff; we treat each staff member as an extended part of our family
“A lot of our residents enjoy interaction with children and that is why we are launching our bespoke intergenerational programme later this month”