Join Bluebird Care at the Training Health & Wellness Roadshow on 26th Oct in Harolds Cross

Bluebird Care will be in attendance a Medical Staff Irelands –  Training Health & Wellness Roadshow on the 26th of October in Harolds Cross.

A great day of activities have been planned and there will be an opportunity to meet members of
the Bluebird Care team to ask any questions you might have about the great opportunities that
working in Home and Community Care sector can provide.

Medical Staff Ireland just announced that they will have a unique opportunity to experience the
Virtual Dementia Tour Van at the event.  Experience the physical and mental challenges facing
those with dementia with this 8 minute hard hitting mobile training experience. Created by award
winning dementia specialist P.K Beville and launched in the UK with B&M Care.

– View the Virtual Dementia Tour video on YouTube

– Register Here For the Event

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Bluebird Care triumphs at Excellence in Quality Awards

Bluebird Care Ireland has once again triumphed at the Excellence in Quality Association (EIQA)’s National Q Mark Awards for 2018. Bluebird Care has enjoyed great success since its establishment in 2007, having been named ‘Business Group of the Year’ in 2014, 2016 and 2017. This year, Bluebird Care continued this strong performance, winning the award for Q Mark for Quality Management Systems 2018 in Homecare.

Bluebird Care Head Office and ten Bluebird Care franchises were nominated at the Q Awards, including; Clare, Wexford, Galway, Cork, Carlow/ Kilkenny/Waterford, Meath, Dublin West, Sligo/Mayo, Kildare/Laois/Offaly, and Dublin North, with the group taking home the Q Mark Award for Quality Management Systems.

Managing Director of Bluebird Care, Brian MacGoey, commented on the success: “We are honoured to have been recognised by the Q Mark Awards again for 2018. EIQA provides (in the absence of regulation) a quality framework which supports the delivery of safe quality care to our customers. We place a significant emphasis on quality across our group, and I am proud to say that every Bluebird Care office, which is independently owned and managed, possess the Q Mark for Quality.

“We are committed to providing high-quality, safe and effective care in our client’s own home which is, more often than not, their preferred place of care. This award is a credit to our expert staff and nurse-led business model and just highlights their commitment day in day out to quality care”.

“As we expand our services across Ireland, our commitment to people and expertise is at the core of what we do. Our continued investment in quality services is reflected in our success at the Q Mark Awards.”

The awards are presented to companies that have demonstrated how their quality management system is at the heart of the business and how it is used to increase customer satisfaction, engage with their employees, use data to drive decision making, communicate clearly and are committed to continuous improvement.

 

Bluebird Care is dedicated to providing safe, quality health and social care with the utmost respect and compassion to all its clients.

Bluebird Care are currently carrying out nationwide recruitment drives, for further information please visits https://bluebirdcare.ie/

Press Release: Forthcoming Exhibition – D’lush Cafe

Through my Senses – In association with the Collective Sensory Group and Bluebird Care .

Thursday 20th September – 13th October. D’lush Café – Wexford Arts Centre

Bluebird Care Wexford are delighted to be working in partnership yet again with the Wexford Arts Centre and the Collective Sensory Group to present Come in we are Awesome!, an exhibition of children’s artwork from 20th September to 13th of October – D’lush Café, Wexford Arts Centre.

The Collective Sensory Group, Bluebird Care Wexford and the Wexford Art Centre combined their expertise to provide art workshops for young people with additional needs, who may otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the positive and encouraging impact of art. This workshop also sought to promote inclusion and awareness within the local community, proving that behind every disability there is a huge amount of talent and ability that comes in many different forms.

This year the resident Artists brought imaginative and creative ideas to the table that focused on ‘Feelings’. We all have different feelings and accepting this about ourselves is a huge step. Appreciating that feeling’s we don’t like are equally as important as feelings we do like. This is what makes us individuals. Within the workshops each participant had individual goals, each of these goals were incorporated into activities by artists Tina Fortune and Deirdre Buggy. The workshops allowed for each participant to have one to one guidance, tuition and support. The activities focused on processes and materials, allowing the children the freedom to choose from an array of materials and methods of application. The workshops were a phenomenal success as evidenced in the exhibition, with all our participants achieving above and beyond any goals and aspirations they may have set in the beginning.

Tina Fortune is an artist living and working in Wexford. Working mainly in acrylics, her practice includes drawings, paintings and murals. Her practice is strengthened by her four children; one who is on the Autism spectrum. Tina works extensively with children with special-needs and has created inspiring work on sensory rooms for children at the Collective Sensory Group and St. John of God National School. She has also worked with the Presentation Secondary School, Wexford, on multiple commissions, and has been involved in various exhibitions of her own work.
Deirdre Buggy is a recent graduate from Wexford school of Art and Design. Deirdre works in the medium of sculpture, film and performance art. Her work explores identity through her own personal challenges and experience.
The Collective Sensory Group is a non-profit, voluntary led group based in Wexford town providing Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy to their clients. The group also provides recreational activities and workshops on a regular basis for young people, while also supporting and working with parents. Renowned for their community integration work, high standards of care, and positive clinical feedback, they are a non-funded organisation and rely solely on fundraising and donations so they can continue to subsidise their services.

Michael Corcoran (Managing Director Bluebird Care Wexford) is passionate about finding ways to ensure individuals stay connected to their communities and believes Art can open doors and unlock potential where there may have been barriers, limitation and self-doubt. “At Bluebird Care we are dedicated to supporting individuals (of all ages and abilities) maintain their independence and continue to be a part of their local communities and these workshops have done that in spades.”

The opening reception will be held on Thursday 20th September at 6.30 pm, featuring guest speakers Shona King from The Collective Sensory Group and Michael Corcoran from Bluebird Care. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

HSE Dementia Understand Together Campaign

As a partner organisation of the HSE Dementia Understand Together Campaign Bluebird Care would like to take the opportunity to share the Learn Listen Link which is a short dementia awareness video which contains facts about dementia, links to videos of people sharing their personal experiences and steps we all can take to support the person with dementia and their families. Created by the HSE Understand Together team this Video is a helpful resource when first introducing the topic of dementia to start the conversation about dementia and things we can do to be dementia inclusive.

There is a part for everyone to play in Understand Together. Only by working together can we build inclusive communities for people with dementia, carers, families and friends. Just imagine how wonderful that would be. This is a national movement using our strong sense of community to improve the lives of everyone touched by dementia.

https://youtu.be/vHhSp2sEq_s

www.understandtogether.ie/get-involved