A recent survey has revealed that over 85% of employees would be more likely to leave a job if there was no support for their wellbeing (https://hrnews.co.uk/most-employees-would-be-more-likely-to-leave-a-job-that-did-not-support-wellbeing/).
To help staff feel valued and to support their wellbeing, Scarbrough Court, in Cramlington, Northumberland organised a pamper day, complete with Indian head, neck and hand massages, and virtual meditation sessions. A sensory room was also set up to offer a relaxing space for staff to relieve stress and reset during their breaks.
Richard White, a staff member, takes time out to meditate at Scarbrough Court in Cramlington
Working in a care home, our roles are all about putting residents first and meeting their needs. It’s really important that we put the same focus on our carers, house keepers, and everyone that helps keep the Home running smoothly, especially in today’s cost of living crisis,
says Stacey Louise, Activities Coordinator and one of the two Wellbeing Champions at Scarbrough Court.
As her Home’s Wellbeing Champion, part of Stacey’s role is to find practical ways to support her colleagues’ mental health and physical wellbeing, which has ranged from activities such as bikeathons to keep fit classes. Along with the Training Manager, Julie Smith, she is one of 18 representatives across the charity’s care homes, actively working to ensure staff feel valued, as part of its wider Wellbeing initiative.
Faye Kirk, a senior carer at Scarbrough Court, said:
It was a nice change to come to work and enjoy a relaxing massage. There aren’t always many places to de-stress while working, so I think the sensory room will be really great for staff who are looking for a quiet space to switch off for a few minutes.
[Summary: Staff at Scarbrough Court, in Cramlington, Northumberland, organised a pamper day, complete with Indian head, neck and hand massages, and virtual meditation sessions to support their wellbeing.]