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National Insurance & Care Funding – What it means for you

September 17, 2021

With the recent and widespread news that the government will be increasing National Insurance by 1.25% between 2022 and 2023 to change the system of funding social care, this means a lot of our carers and the people and families who receive our home care services could be affected. So, here is a breakdown of…

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Coronavirus Update – 12 Mar 2020

March 13, 2020

Covid-19 at Soma Healthcare Dear service users, family and friends, We write to update you with details of the precautions Soma Healthcare is taking to protect service users and the community against the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) We are mindful that many of those we provide services to have underlying health conditions that would…

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Domiciliary Care

March 23, 2018

It can come to a time in your life when you are no longer able to live independently.  You may need to have some domiciliary care which means that someone will come to you and help with your every day needs such as general housework, cooking and mealtimes.  You may also need some more help…

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DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S CARE

March 23, 2018

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can have a hard impact on family members.  It can possess many challenges for families and caregivers. We can learn how to communicate with a person with dementia and by improving your communication skills it will make giving care less stressful and will improve the quality…

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That’s one heavy manikin

August 3, 2017

He weighs 30kg…..that’s just short of 5 stone !! First Aid And Manual Handling Training Looking forward to seeing him in use at First Aid and Manual Handling training. BOOK YOURSELF ONTO THE NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE AND SEE THE MANIKIN DO HIS THING

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Patient Handling Manikin

August 3, 2017

Win a Patient Handling Manikin Our training team are THE WINNERS of the ‘Win A Patient Handling Manikin’ competition which they entered at the Health Plus Care Show 2017, Excel Centre. What a great addition to the fantastic First Aid & Health and Social Care training we offer.   He’s almost as tall as the…

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Where’s Soma?

August 16, 2016

Our Harlow, Essex Team Can you spot any of our Harlow, Essex staff in and around the town as they go about their duties in their new t-shirts?

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Is our service well-led?

April 22, 2016

What CQC found   The service was well-led. Relatives and people using the service said that there was a positive and open culture. They felt able to discuss any issues that may arise with the registered manager and the care workers. Regular audits of service delivery and reviews of policies had been carried out; this…

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Is our service responsive?

April 22, 2016

What CQC found   The service was responsive. Care plans were in place outlining people’s care and support needs. Staff were knowledgeable about people’s interests and preferences in order to provide personalised service. Staff supported people to access the community and reduce the risk of them becoming socially isolated. People told us that the management…

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Is our service caring?

April 22, 2016

What CQC found The service was caring. Staff were respectful of people’s privacy and dignity. People who used the service were involved in making decisions about their care and the support they received. People were encouraged to maintain their independence.  

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