Verina Daly Care is delighted to announce the results from our recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and our rating of Good.
You can view the entire document here.
Verina comments, “The results of the report are extremely satisfying, they are a reflection of the hard work we have put in to improving areas of our care. The report is an inditement of the effort of the team and we couldn’t be happier.”
This month our staff spotlight is on Paddy, one of our fantastic carers here at Verina Daly Care! Read on to find out a little bit more about him…
Hi Paddy! How long have you worked at VDC?
“Hiya, I’ve been at VDC since 10th December.”
What do you do in your spare time?
“I play golf, watch sport – especially football, boxing, and my son plays ice hockey.”
What’s the most rewarding part of the job?
“Most rewarding aspect is being able to make a difference and make people smile. I get on with all of the clients we have and feel they are in a better frame of mind when I leave to when I arrived.”
What three things would you take on a desert island?
“I would take a photo of my kids, a football, and my dog.”
Thank you, Paddy, for your hard work and making a difference to your clients’ days! We’ll be back soon with another Staff Spotlight!
Verina Daly Care are delighted to be able to offer support to guests staying at Wallops Wood Cottages! Located in the picturesque Meon Valley within the South Downs National Park, each of Wallops Wood’s cottages is individually rated under the National Accessible Scheme. Wallops Wood were awarded Gold in the Access for All Tourism at the Beautiful South Awards in 2015!
The accessible, disabled friendly self-catering holiday cottages are the perfect base from which you and your loved ones can explore all that Hampshire has to offer!
During your stay, Verina Daly Care can offer flexible care, ranging from 30-minute pop ins to 24 hour care. We can assist with cooking for you or your loved one, companionship for a few hours or a whole day, and outings to the many fantastic attractions here in Hampshire!
To enquire about our services, or if you have any questions please get in touch with our team on 02392 632 383.
Welcome back for August’s Staff Spotlight! This month we met Laura, one of our Care Assistants here at Verina Daly Care! Here’s what we found out…
1. Your job role:
2. What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is meeting a range of people that all have interesting stories from their younger days.
3. Tell me about your best day at work.
My best day at work is when everything runs smoothly and all my clients are happy, knowing I have made a difference to their day even if it just a cup of tea and a chat.
4. Favourite movie/tv show
My favourite movie is the classic Pretty Woman!
5. Favourite food
I really don’t know my favourite food, I like most things! But I suppose my mums home made lasagne
6. Do you have any pets?
I have a cavelier King Charles spaniel, her name is Bella she is so cute and cuddly
7. Tell us a joke
My sense of humour can be quite dry or sarcastic, I only know knock knock jokes which everyone has hear before
Thank you Laura for making a difference to your clients day! We will back next month for our first Autumn Staff Spotlight! 🍁
Welcome back for July’s Staff Spotlight! This month we are celebrating a great member of staff who turns up to work every shift and gives 100%, doing what she does best, caring! Here’s Pam, Community Carer at Verina Daly Care.
What led you to work in care? Was it always the plan or did it work around your home life?
I have always been a caring person and wanted to help people. I started a caring job when I left school and although the location is different, the caring principles are the same. My current role fits around my family perfectly.
Tell me about your best day at work.
My best day at work is being able to make a difference to a persons life. If I can leave them knowing I put a smile on their face and that I supported them, if only for a little while, I’m happy!
Verina tells us that you always turn up and give 100% for your clients, what motivates you to work that way? As we know, not everyone does!
I keep in mind that for some of our clients, I might be the only person they see that day, It’s important, to me and the client, that they have all my attention and energy while I’m with them. A client centred approach ensures they get exactly what they need and this is what motivates me to give 100%, plus it’s always a great feeling when they simply say ‘thank you’.
Thank you Pam, for taking part but more importantly for being such a great carer to your clients!
It’s finally feeling like summer! Most of the time anyway. The Verina Daly Care team works hard to support both short and long term care needs, priding ourselves on offering the best possible support for those in need of care, as well as transparency and accountability for families and loved ones. Get in touch today for support caring for your loved one.
As organising care for your loved one can be a difficult and stressful process, our Staff Spotlight will help you get to know our passionate and professional carers! Molly is our lovely participant for June so without any further delay…
Your name: Molly
Your job role: Care Assistant
Best part of your job: I knew a lot of my clients before starting with VDC, so it’s nice being able to help care for them as my job. Makes chatting seem more personal too.
Favourite movie/TV show: I’m a bit of an old fashioned 21 year old – my favourites are ‘The Darling Buds of May’, ‘All Creatures Great & Small’ + everyone loves a bit of ‘Dad’s Army’!
Favourite food: Definitely chocolate…..I keep trying to give it up, but it never works (..or I end up eating a whole pack of cherry bakewells instead!).
Do you have any pets: Yes lots! I’m a country girl… My own pony, Bo, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 ferrets, 2 goats, 2 geese, lots of chickens, 2 ducks & 2 other driving ponies. We have quite a lot going on!
Tell us a joke: Why did the cow jump over the moon? The farmer had very cold hands!
What is a horse’s favourite sport? Stable tennis 🙂
Thank you Molly for sharing a little bit of yourself with us for this month’s spotlight 🙂
We love to share the feedback we get from our clients, partners and local authority staff. We recently received this glowing report from an NHS Occupational Therapist.
Well done Amber, you are a credit to our team and your passion for your job speaks for itself!
It’s been a big month! Two bank holidays to enjoy, as well as one Royal Wedding! The weather has been, on occasion, beautiful and we are getting ready for Summer! The Verina Daly Care team works hard to support both short and long term care needs, priding ourselves on offering the best possible support for those in need of care, as well as transparency and accountability for families and loved ones.
Organising care for your loved one can be a difficult and stressful process. Our Staff Spotlight will help you get to know our passionate and professional carers! So for our fifth Spotlight of the year I would like to welcome Steph!
Your name: Steph
Your job role: Community Carer
Best part of your job: The best part of my job is going home each day knowing I’ve made a difference, be it big or small, to not only my clients but also their families too.
Favourite movie/TV show: My favourite TV show has to be Orphan Black.
Favourite food: Favourite food is definitely homemade lemon and lime syllabub 🙂
Do you have any pets: I have a dog, a cat, two kittens, some fish, two horses, chickens, ducks and soon to be a couple of ferrets!
Tell us a joke: What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear! 😂😂
Thanks to Steph for taking part in this month’s spotlight 🙂
We often receive emails from the families and social workers of our clients, and we love to acknowledge the achievements of our carers and share them with you.
We recently recieved this feedback from a client’s social worker. Thank you to our lovely Wendy! You really are an amazing carer, thank you for being part of the Verina Daly Care team!
Thank you also to Jane for emailing us, we love to hear the impact our carers have on our clients wellbeing.