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Ideal Carehomes Grants Staff Uniform Wishes

Published: Thursday 19th September 2019

team at Newfield Lodge

Staff at Ideal Carehomes are looking and feeling smarter than ever thanks to their brand new, personalised uniforms. Ideal Carehomes, which operates luxury care homes across the North and Midlands offering 24-hour residential and dementia care, has recently launched a range of new tunics, following feedback from staff. 

Tunics are offered in a range of colours determined by job role, including black for senior care staff, grey for the care team, and purple for ancillary staff. Not only do the new uniforms carry the Ideal Carehomes logo, they also have the home name proudly embroidered on the front.

Stacey Linn, Ideal Carehomes’ Director, said:“Our staff are really proud of where they work and want to look their best when representing their home, both to residents and visitors, and when out working in their local community.

“We listened to feedback and decided to introduce a different colour uniform for each job role. This way our residents and guests can easily identify staff, and understand their role quickly and easily. We also want our staff to feel comfortable when at work so we responded to requests for a more modern style with a lighter fabric, and the addition of two pockets. These may sound like subtle changes but they will make all the difference to our staff, and help them focus on doing what they do best – caring for our residents.”

To launch the new uniform to staff, Ideal Carehomes gave each team member a branded canvas ‘goody’ bag, which included a key ring, a pen, a mug and some sweet treats. Each bag also contained a ‘golden ticket’, with one member of staff from each home winning a £50 retail voucher, and one lucky winner scooping a £500 prize across the group of homes. 

Sarah Louise Lowden, who has worked at Newfield Lodge in Castleford since it opened back in 2012, took home the grand prize. She added:“The new uniforms look fantastic and we’re all really proud of our new look. I was really shocked and overwhelmed to win the big prize because I have never won anything before. I plan to spend my winnings on Christmas presents for my family this year.”

Ideal Carehomes offer 24-hour residential and dementia care in modern and luxurious settings. 

Ideal Carehomes offers a full training programme for all new starters, to help staff develop their skills and help make their home a great place to live and work. For those keen to join the Ideal Carehomes team, current vacancies can be found atwww.idealcarehomes.co.uk/careers.