News From Able Community Care In 2011

Through a wide variety of events and endeavours throughout the year, Able has met and exceeded their target of raising £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Able extends their thanks to all fund raisers and to all those who donated to the cause.

Angela Gifford has acepted an invitation to be a Key Note Speaker at an aged care/retirement village conference in Sydney, Australia, next March.

A seminar is being given by Able Community Care at The Radisson Hotel in St. Helier, Jersey on 17th November. A few place still available. Please contact 01603 764567 or email to

On 9th November carer Catherine Williams retired after working with Able for fourteen and a half years. The staff of Able Community Care sent thanks and a bouquet of flowers to Catherine who will be missed.

Following their most recent unannounced inspection of Able Community Care on 9/9/11, we can now share the CQC's draft report with you here:
CQC Review of Compliance Report Draft Sept 2011.pdf

We have received verbal notification from the CQC that Able Community Care will be de-registered on 30/9/11 and re-registered as Able Community Care Limited on 1/10/11. Therefore, we are on track to switch our legal trading entity from Sole Proprietor; Angela Gifford Trading As Able Community Care over to Able Community Care Limited on 1/10/11. Please note that this will have no effect on any of the services we provide. We are also in the process of re-branding and updating our stationery to coincide with the launch of the new company and hope that you will like the new image of Able Community Care Ltd.

Angela Gifford has accepted invitations to talk at the Canadian Home Care Summit in Niagara Falls, Canada in October 2011 and also at the 2nd Annual National Disability Summit in Melbourne, Australia being held on 15th and 16th September 2011.

Able Community Care have presented Angela Holland, one of their longest serving carers, with a bouquet of flowers in thanks for her 20 years of service to their clients.

Able Community Care now have raised over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support and they are on target to hopefully achieve our £1,000 target by the end of the year. A cheque for £500 has been presented to Macmillan

Angela Gifford of Able Community Care presented on the subject of 'care at home' at the Symponia Conference held in Bristol. Symponia is the organisation which represents Financial Care Consultants qualified to give advice with reference to arranging and the funding of care for older people.

Angela Gifford gave a talk on 'accessing care at a time of need' to the Probus Club of Attleborough and in the afternoon presented the same talk to the Townswomens Guild in Walton, Felixstowe.

Judith Tye, Registered Manager at Able Community Care, made cushions to sell as part of Able's attempt to raise £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2011. Samatha Beddis-Clarke brought in a small gas stove and prepared a breakfast of bacon rolls as part of her contribution to helping to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

On Saturday 12th March Angela was invited to talk about live-in home care on Radio Wey, the online radio station. The subject covered several aspects of live in care provision and also a few minutes were spent talking about Able to Cook, the charity cook book published by Able Community Care.

Able Community Care are one of the 100 Norfolk companies who have agreed to raise one thousand pounds for Macmillan Cancer Nursing Service in Norfolk.
Their aim is to raise the money in one year. Able began their fundraising in January and to date they have raised £218.10. This has been done as a result of; cooking and selling curries, quiches, soup, bread and marmalade. Able are enjoying a sponsored wall picture every month and other events are planned.

Christmas 2010 and New Year 2011 saw everyone of Able Community Care's clients fully covered with all live-in carers in place and where there was an emergency situation, replacement care staff were available and travelled to take over. Thank you to all of Able's live-in carers who helped them to achieve total cover for the 30th year running.

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