January Review 2020

January was a big month for anniversaries at Solo. Congratulations to Ingrid and Emma T on reaching 6 years’ service, Roisin and Rochelle have marked 3 years with the company, and Helen Kirk, Client Relations Advisor, who has celebrated 1 years’ service with Solo. We have had a new starter in head office; Anna Gawel is joining our Third Party team of Client Relations Managers, welcome to Solo Anna!


The Solo team  took part in ‘Brew Monday’, a campaign set up by the Samaritans to highlight the importance of talking to people if you do experience mental ill health as well as tips to approach people who you are concerned may be struggling in silence. Our organiser Emma Thurston handed out conversation starters to encourage people to consider how they look after themselves to support others as well as to appreciate the positive in their lives. The team had small group discussions throughout the week using these prompt cards to spark conversation and share experience, some also went for a winter walk in the nearby park to take time out to chat and make the most of the lovely day outside.

Our Head Office staff also took part in Safeguarding Adults and Children Awareness training. The session was delivered by our Business Administrator and Safeguarding Lead, Emma Thurston. The session focussed on types of abuse and how to recognise them and also what to do, but crucially what not to do if you have a safeguarding concern or if someone discloses to you. The session was a mixture of presentation and also group work designed to spark thought and discussion on the subject to make people question their preconceptions. The sessions were well received by staff also who agreed they were beneficial as well as interesting and well presented. Emma also attended Level 3 Safeguarding Training run by Notts CC along with Steph Willbye, Registered Manager, and Helen Kirk, DPSS Client Relations Advisor.

And finally we’re excited to announce Solo Support Services are proud to mark Dignity In Action Day in conjunction with the Dignity Council with the launch of our Dignity Arts and Crafts Competition on 1st February 2020. We are running our competition to share thoughts and empower individuals to share what Dignity means to them by exploring creative design. 

Subject: Any form of arts and crafts this could include; painting, photography, baking, knitting, collage, mixed media, sculptures, carvings, music, poetry, dance, animation, singing- to name but a few!!

How to Enter: Submissions can be in any form and can be sent to the office via email:office@solosupportservices.co.uk or post: Solo Support Services Ltd 20 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5GR. 

Entries must be received by: 30th March 2020


Taking Part: We welcome entires from: client’s, family member's and staff member’s

Additional Info: If you require any assistance with your submission- please do not hesitate to contact the office on: 0345 2415565

Prizes: 1st Prize: £50.00 Amazon Voucher, 2nd Prize: Art Work - Clare Waterfall - Pictures, 3rd Prize- Lush Products, 4th Prize- Art Materials

Each entrant will recieve a card expressing our thanks and a form to indicate your preference regarding us sharing your work anonymously. We'd like to share the entries on our website and the Dignity Council's website as well as our social media to further raise awareness of the Dignity Council and the importance of Dignity in Care.

Thank you for reading – we’re looking forward to another positive month next month.