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Professional Success for Sofia

Sofia Penedo works as one of our great team of carers. Moving up to York last year from Ipswich and previously in a mental health care role, Sofia chose to work with Riccall Care because she appreciated our interest in her and the quality of our in-house training facilities. Sofia in our Training Suite Sofia is also ambitious and was keen to pass her NVQ III qualification. Professional development is something we promote [...]

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Long Service Care Celebrations

We pay tribute to all our carers who have been with us for over 10 years, providing support to people living independently at home. Working with and supporting elderly and vulnerable adults in their own homes, we ensure that our home care clients are supported every single day of the year and that wouldn’t be possible without our amazing care team, 19 of whom have been working with us for over 10 years. Some have [...]

Winners The Press Business Awards 2016

We were delighted and overwhelmed to win Best Family Business Award at The Press Business Awards 2016 and also to be named The Press Business of the Year. What a night for our small family business and for social care! Here's what The Press had to say... IT WAS a night for unbridled joy and tears of emotion - and for celebrating the very best of business. Hundreds of people gathered at York Racecourse for [...]

Our Achievement Through People

Riccall Care is built by and for people In 1984 Peter and Sheila Lawson, together with daughter Gill, opened a small residential care home. During the 90s they diversified into domiciliary care and established Riccall Care (RC), a home care business employing 25-30 part-time workers. Today, York’s leading independent home care agency and preferred supplier to City of York Council, with the help of daughters and son-in-laws, Gill and Tony Conroy now employ around 300 [...]

Skills for Care Finalists

Our superb care training team were Skills for Care finalists in the Best Provider for Learning and Development 2016 category. One of only three finalists in our category, selected from over 2000+ entrants overall.  It's a huge achievement and, although we didn't win, we are so proud of our care trainers and professional carers out in the community. We all enjoyed a fabulous night to celebrate with other care professionals. Here are some pictures from [...]

Mentoring first class carers

  With the aim to drive up and unify the quality of care offered across the UK the new Care Certificate was introduced in late 2014, replacing the previous Induction to Adult Health & Social Care Work. In response we have designed and implemented a high quality Care Certificate programme with built in mentoring to produce first class carers. Our Care Certificate course has been tried, tested and well received by our own carers as [...]

Being Human – rewarding work in care

What makes us crave satisfaction in our lives? Why do we want a sense of achievement and rewards beyond the pay cheque at the end of the month? It’s long been recognized that we don’t work for money alone, we work and work well when we are appreciated, recognized and feel that our contribution is worthwhile - when we feel we are making a difference. That ‘difference’ could also be life changing for others who [...]

The Recruitment Rabbit

We've had a few comments about our 'recruitment rabbit' Brian Why Brian? Well, he is very photogenic. You notice him. If looks as if he's on the look out for something... just like you? We're on the look out too. For kind reliable people to join our care team who work out in the community, giving support to the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes. Brian is here to sign post our regular recruitment [...]

Championing Dignity in Care

Dignity in Care February 1st is Dignity in Care day. Spearheaded by the Dignity in Care Network and led by the National Dignity Council, there are currently over 58,500 organisations and individuals that are making a public commitment to put dignity at the heart of care by becoming Dignity Champions. ... in the heart, mind and actions Here at Riccall Care all the members of our care team, both in the office and working in the [...]

Hire Character Train Skill

Adult Health and Social Care Training in Yorkshire To be a good carer you need to care. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Yet, we know it’s not. Caring is a complex role that takes skill, courage, compassion and integrity supported by good care training. The foundation of our home care service is the provision of well trained, kind and reliable carers. To do this we actively seek and encourage like-minded people to join us and we [...]

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