Martlets and Macmillan care home project
Care home and community partners support for COVID-19
Given the current situation with COVID-19, we are mindful that more support may be needed for anyone who is working along side with residents and families.
To ensure that safe, efficient and effective support can be given to all, we are offering direct access to our doctors and specialist nurses via the Zoom video conferencing platform, and our Space to Talk sessions will give you time for yourself to talk confidentially.
We are also running daily training and to support you through these uncertain times moving forward we will be offering virtual clinics to discuss residents' current needs.
Please be reassured that this will not affect resident direct care, Martlets will still be visiting where clinically needed. This is offered to ensure our presence is accessible to all in a timely manner.
Our Coffee and Cake sessions provide support to anyone working in a care home and to maintain support and communication. These sessions will also be used to shape the training in the coming weeks and months so please come along and have your say.
The last few months have been tough. Moving forward we would like to know what has been useful and how we can best support you in the event of a second wave. It would really help us if you could fill in one of the following short surveys:
SBARD lunch and learn sessions
Do you want to ensure fast and effective communication internally and externally?
Do you want to ensure confident professional communication is achieved every time?
Then the answer you are looking for is SBARD - Situation – Background – Assessment – Recommended – Decision
Come along to one of the free 45-minute lunch and learn sessions.
- Understand what SBARD is
- Benefits to the staff and residents
- How to start and embed the use
- Chance to share learning
- Chance to ask questions
Space to Talk
New and difficult situations are becoming a daily occurrence and Martlets wants to support you through this challenging time. Being listened to is key to a healthy you.
Space to Talk is a free, confidential service to give you time to talk, seek spiritual or religious guidance or a time for prayer if you wish. Nicholas Roddis, our chaplain, will be facilitating individual or group sessions. This service is available to everyone with or without a religious affiliation. You can book your session below. Sessions last 15 minutes and you can book for yourself or on behalf of a group. For group bookings please book 2 consecutive 15 minute slots.
Giving yourself time to talk and focus on you is more important now than ever. Take a few moments to watch Nicholas' video:
Martlets and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together to ensure that care providers across the community have access to the best provision possible for terminally ill people.
We want recognition of the needs of those in the last year of life to become common practice so that people with life-limiting conditions can make the most of the time they have left.
Whether you are a provider of supported living, a care home, a care agency or a rehab unit, we offer an individualised approach to supporting you and the needs of those in your care: