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Service User Christmas Hamper
Primecare Health Ltd is creating a Reverse Advent Calendar to provide an opportunity for one of our clients to win a hamper! If you would like to contribute to the hamper and have any non-perishable items such as canned fruits, meats, soups, dry cereal, porridge as well as other items which may include biscuits, sweets, crackers, jam or preserves. The hamper box will be in the office for any contributions; let’s make it a special Christmas for one of our service users!

Christmas Jumper Day
Primecare will be hosting a Christmas Jumper Day!
Date: 15
th
December 2017
the proceeds made from the event will support the charity Save the Children
A £2 donation is required from each person taking part
Go on make the world better with a sweater!

Flu Jag
With winter already fast approaching colds and flus are very common in the workplace. Please try to reduce the risk of falling ill this winter and get the flu jag. For more information please speak to your GP or local pharmacy.

New Staff
Primecare would like to give a warm welcome to our new care coordinator and quality assurance officers.
Lori Allan is our new Quality Assurance Officer and Lynn Fraser is our new Care Coordinator in charge of rotas covering Ballgreen, Saughton, Roseburn and Craigcrook areas.
Breedge Reid has expanded the training department; assisting Breedge we welcome our new colleague Sarah O’Neil.

 Coffee Morning Success
Primecare held a coffee morning on Friday 29th September 2017 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, this event was attended by; service users, Primecare staff, local Winchburgh residents and an officer of the care inspectorate, we raised the grand sum of £335.00, as part of the day Primecare unveiled their new Trishaw initiative and provided rides around the local areas to those in attendance.

Cycling Without Age
Primecare are bringing Cycling Without Age to the community of Winchburgh and Primecare service users with the purpose of bringing communities together and support intergenerational activities, if you know anyone who would like to feel the wind in their hair and would love to get involved and share this experience with us contact Adele at:
adelehouston@primecarehealthltd.co.uk
or call the office at 01506 890970 for more information.

Working Better Together
Our latest service user event was held on 11th October at the Marriot Hotel, Edinburgh. The focus of this group was to discuss aspects of Primecare’s recruitment process; the following documents were reviewed and agreed:

  • Care worker person specification

  • Care worker interview questions

  • Care worker interview scoring matrix

  • Care worker job advert

Service User Forum
Our next service user forum is due to be held in the area covering; Corstorphine, Drumbrae, Barnton, Crammond and Queensferry Road, service users in these areas will be invited to attend.

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