Fun, Fireworks and Flames at Care Unlimited

18th November 2011

On Friday 4th November, Care Unlimited celebrated Guy Fawkes with residents, staff, relatives and friends.

This was a throroughly enjoyable evening and a great chance for people to meet at the grounds of Chaldon Rise. We also were very pleased to invite our new Supported Living residents who attended in very good numbers. It was also good to see new staff and families from Care Unlimited Dom Care.

The night kicked off with food and drink, courtesy of our Care Homes catering staff. Next, Reza Shamtally and Peter Pacer reunited again to throw on the fireworks display, which went down well with the guests.

Music played out as people then shifted to some fun and games with a raffle and also Jenny's Coconut Shy, enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

For more fun we asked the Homes to compete for Best Guy Fawkes, Best Soup and Best Cake. Chaldon Rise swept up and won all 3 categories, though Chipstead Lodge came close with their fantastic Guy.

We would like thank everyone who helped put on a great night of fun, as well as our guests for making a good attendance. Special mention goes to Elaine, Alison and the Chaldon Rise for organising the venue on the day. Also to Jenny Breach Activity Organiser at Chipstead Lodge for working extremely hard to organise some great attendance from their home and for her hard work planning the evening and running the games. Finally thanks to Deloris at Head Office for coordinating the planning of the event.

We look forward to even greater things in November 2012.

Chaldon Rise staff reach Surrey Care Awards 2011 finals

25th October 2011

Lucy Gauntlett, HR Manager at Care Unlimited, was delighted to inform the group today that Chaldon Rise has been nominated as finalists for the following categories at the 2011 Surrey Care Awards:

- Nursing Team Award
- Dementia Care Team Award

The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 18th November at Epsom Downs Racecourse for 7.00pm.

As Chaldon Rise has made finalists for the SCA awards they have also been automatically entered into the Great British Care Awards which will be short listed in the next week.

Congratulations to Elaine and her team for making yet another final! Hopefully this time, they will not only reach the finals but go on and win an award. We shall keep you all posted.

Bonfire Evening and Fireworks Display

22nd October 2011

Care Unlimited invites its residents, relatives, staff and friends to our Bonfire evening with fireworks at Chaldon Rise in Merstham.

We will be serving homemade soups, sausages in rolls, burgers and some spicy Chilli con Carne with Hot Jackets.

Who will win our competitions for Best Soup, Best Cake and Best Guy Fawkes?

Please RSVP to, or call us on 01737 645171.
Date: Friday 44h November 2011
Time: Gates open at 5pm
Main event: 6:00pm
Venue: Chaldon Rise, Rockshaw Road, Merstham, Redhill RH1 3DB

New Area Manager for our growing company

22nd October 2011

We are delighted to inform you that Care Unlimited has appointed Andy Gee as Area Manager for the Care Unlimited Group. He started this brand new role on Monday 17th October 2011. Andy Gee has spent the best part of his professional career in corporate health care sectors. He is a registered mental nurse and registered nurse for learning disability. Andy brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience which will complement the top team of Care Unlimited and provide excellent support to our Home Managers and Project Manager for Domiciliary Care & Supported Living.

In pursuit of quality and preparation for the new Excellence Award by Commission for Social Care following the Health and Social Care Act 2008, Care Unlimited will be working towards the following:

• Outcome-objectives to meet CQC standards
• Staff to be properly and suitably qualified and trained for the job they do
• Good and achievable infection control in the homes
• Dietary requirements to be met
• Person-centred care plans
• Championing protection and safeguarding of people they care for

To make sure Care Unlimited is on track, we are delighted to welcome Andy Denness to the team. Until his retirement last year, Andy was South East Regional Registration Manger for the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Andy Denness will act as our consultant on the following:

• Audits of compliance against the Essential Standards
• Support to complete Provider Compliance Assessments
• Registration work
• Complaints investigations
• Policies and Procedures
• Support to address non compliance issues
• Staff training
• Client Surveys
• Support re safeguarding issues

Care Unlimited looks forward to working with the two "Andys" to deliver the best possible care and value for money.

Kind regards

Danny Shamtally
Principal Partner (Development)
RMN MBA (Durham)

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