December Newsletter

As we approach the end of a challenging and strange 2020 the Solo team are continuing to successfully ensure it is business as usual working together both at home and in head office, regularly using video calls to keep in touch. 

Here at Solo, we are very aware of the importance of looking after mental health and the negative effects that this challenging year may have had on peoples lives. We continue to focus on wellbeing for both clients and employees, recent initiatives include sharing a weekly wellbeing check-up created by – this useful checklist that can be used to understand what causes stress and tips on how to manage these situations. We have also shared wellbeing content with our front-line employees who provide invaluable support to our clients.  

We have been sharing lots of inspiring client’s stories on our website and Facebook page, we would like to thank those individuals and families for sharing their stories with us.  We have also shared our 2020 Dignity Competition Winners entries on the website, and again we would like to thank everyone for taking part in this amazing competition! 

Recently, Roisin, one of Client Relations Manager- Team Leaders attended a meeting with members of the Equality and Human Rights Council (EHRC) as a panellist, in her capacity as a Dignity Council Trustee, alongside commissioners from Scotland and Wales, as well one of the Lead Nurses from the Nursing and Midwifery Council to contribute to the EHRC report to the Government around Social Care, Healthcare, COVID-19 and upholding Dignity. This is an approach used to form ideas on population health and support for individuals in England, Scotland and Wales.

In fundraising news, our business manager, Helen Brown completed her own marathon recently, she was joined along the way by other members of the Solo team, Sonia Stecko and Ingrid Foster, whilst others lined the route cheering her along! Helen raised £3,300 for Nottingham University Hospitals Cancer Care Appeal – a very worthy local charity. 

Other fundraising events we have supported included wearing our Christmas Jumpers to work on Friday 11th December along with millions of other people across the UK raising vital funds for Save the Children. In lieu of our annual Secret Santa gift exchange, we have asked the head office team to donate to the Trussell Trust, a charity who’s aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. They support a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

We would like to congratulate Sam Holmes, Payroll Administrator who celebrates 3 years’ service with the company. 

Finally, on behalf of our clients, Directors and head office staff, we would like to say another thank you to our frontline Care and Support workers for their continued dedication and efforts in these difficult times.  

We wish you all a merry Christmas and happy and healthy 2021.