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Lincolnshire telecare

NRS Healthcare has today taken on an additional service in Lincolnshire to deliver monitoring services for Telecare users across the County. The service comprises an element of self funding by service users, with NRS taking on all invoicing and collection processes for the service.

Powys Telecare

NRS today started a new service in Powys to install, service, collect and recycle Telecare equipment on behalf of Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board. The new service extends the scope of our existing contract for Integrated Community Equipment Services across Powys.

Our Powys Community Equipment Service receives national accreditation

We’re thrilled to announce that our Powys Community Equipment Service has become the first CECOPS Accredited Service in Wales, in recognition of our compliance with sector related standards.

CECOPS is the independent standards body in the UK for disability equipment, wheelchair and seating services and has a recognised Code of Practice for these services. Our Powys Community Equipment Service, run from Newtown, has been commended for having a good commissioner/provider relationship, a continuous improvement focus and for always looking for better ways of working.

Councillor Stephen Hayes, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Powys County Council said, “The accreditation from CECOPS is testament to the collaborative work between Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board and NRS Healthcare.

“The help and support they give to disabled and elderly people in Powys is reflected in this award.

“The equipment store not only delivers a very high quality service to people who need assistance, but ensures that safety is paramount when assessing an individual’s needs right through to them receiving adaptations or mobility equipment.

“The Powys Equipment Store should be proud of the recognition they have received in being awarded the accreditation, a first for not only Powys, but for the whole of Wales.”

Following the CECOPS assessment, lead assessor, Aileen Orr said: “NRS Healthcare has created a supportive culture in Powys and it was clear from the assessment visit that all staff involved in the provision of the service are enthusiastic about continually improving it. Whenever any observations were raised during the assessment staff were keen to remedy them immediately.

"The service had prepared well for assessment with the Head of Business Process and Information Security conducting a robust and accurate self-assessment using the iCOPS® self-evaluation tool.

"Staff have an excellent working relationship with commissioners and aim to provide the best possible service.”

On course to raise £500 for BBC Children in Need 2016

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate three of our dedicated staff members, Kevin, Elliot and Lex, who last weekend represented NRS Healthcare at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham and took on the Gung Ho! 5K Fun Run Challenge to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

As a business, BBC Children in Need is one of the national charities we choose to support on a yearly basis. Last year, we donated a range of activity packs to 11 Special Needs schools within the Leicestershire area, put together with the help of our Occupational Therapists. This year we have co-ordinated a Bake Sale, hosted a raffle and collected sponsorship from staff members to support Kevin, Elliot and Lex in their quest to take on a 5K Fun Run Challenge, complete with 10 giant inflatables!

After diving head first across the finish line, Elliot told us:

“That was really good fun! Lex and Kevin definitely helped us all get round and I couldn’t have done it without them. Really enjoyed that,” with Kevin adding “We came as a team and finished as a team, so a nice way to spend the day. Looking forward to the next one!”

When asked what she thought of the Gung Ho! Challenge, Lex said:

“Well that was definitely an experience to remember. Loved the foam bit at the end – amazing! The atmosphere has been incredible and I’ve absolutely loved it. We’ll be back again next year!”

Check out our latest blog to see photos of the day and watch the video of our team’s journey around the 5K course.