Good Care Month

Good Care Month Round Up – July 2018!

“Why do you love working in care?”

I love coming in on a Wednesday morning and getting everyone together for a card making session, I get so much out of watching people being happy – some tell me they love it and others are just smiling. Doing this makes me humbled

Care volunteer

We’ve recently been to Southend and were able to make nice memories and help the residents we support to feel young again. I like to make their lives here as able as possible and to keep them smiling. If anyone is interested in a career in care I would say ‘don’t be scared’. It’s the most rewarding role I have ever done

Engagement Lead for Residential Care

It is so important to show people that adult care is a great sector to work in. We all have different backgrounds and stories to tell, and you get to meet and befriend such a range of people. It still amazes me that us residents can all come together and despite our different backgrounds can have such a great time together

Resident (Used to be Home Business Manager)

I don’t think of it as a job – it’s more about the interaction with residents. If somebody doesn’t want to do something, I’ll ask them to give it a try, and if it’s not to be, I will take them into the garden and sit with them to have a coffee

Engagement Lead for Residential Care

HCPA do a sterling job for all care providers within Hertfordshire. They support all adult care providers in ensuring that we try to provide the highest level of care within the whole of Hertfordshire and are an invaluable resource. We have 8 champions in our home who train and up-skill other staff, to increase the quality of care we provide who have initially been trained via HCPA

Director for Residential Care

I knew I wanted to work in healthcare but was unsure what I wanted to do. Working here is fun, enjoyable, rewarding and I am now confident that I would like to pursue a career in care

Work Experience for Residential Care

Good Care Events by care providers supporting individuals with learning disabilities


We had a record number of events from learning disability care providers across Hertfordshire. Thank you to all those that got involved! See the gallery below:

Good Care Events from residential providers


The events that residential care homes have put on for Good Care Month have been varied this year. Well done for all the new ideas and for involving people of all ages to engage with your residents.

Grace Muriel House’s work on inter-generational engagement


Children from Mandeville School St Albans supported the care home with the ‘Doorstep Challenge’ – decorating the front of the home. HCPA were delighted to attend the final day, as the children and residents completed the final touches, and had a garden party to celebrate.

Other events throughout the month


Home care providers across county held events in their local community. HCPA ran study days and got course delegates to get involved in the Good Care Campaign.

Good Care Month competition winners


Congratulations to the winners of  the ‘Herts Got Talent’ and ‘Care Month Bake-Off’ competitions which ran throughout Good Care Month.

Vera from Rosslyn Court won first place for her wonderful tapestry artwork and drawings.

The children from Jubilee House Short Break Centre also won first prize for their fantastic ‘Herts Good Care’ cake in support of the Good Care campaign.

Well done to everyone who entered our competitions this year!


Jubilee House – Winners of the Care Month Bake-Off

Vera, Rosslyn Court – Winner of Herts Got Talent

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