PASSsystem ‘live’ care plans

When you receive support at home, it is important that your carer has all your information at their fingertips to help them spend as much time caring for you as possible. Introducing…  In order to help your carers spend more time with you and less time on paperwork, we will shortly be introducing a new way to receive and record your care information. It’s called the PASS System. PASS is a ‘live’ digital care program, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Generations of Care

We are an independent, family run home care agency based in Escrick, York. Established in 1984, today, Riccall Care (RC) is run by Gill and Tony Conroy, their daughter Helen and son in laws Mike Richards and Adam Thompson and employs over 230 local people. L to R: Helen Conroy, Adam Thompson, Peter Lawson, Gill Conroy, Mike Richardson, Tony Conroy, Sarah Richardson In 1984 accountant Peter and social worker Sheila Lawson sold the [...]

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 [...]

New Dementia Course for York

Companion Travellers Care training, mentoring and Riccall Care’s new dementia course for professional and voluntary caregivers. Dementia is a journey on which we can only be companion travellers and, here at Riccall Care, our new interactive workshop aims to increase our knowledge and understanding of dementia in order to improve the ways we accompany those we care for. We have created a workshop style course where learners can bring their own experiences and challenges to [...]

Skills for Care Accolade Finalists

We are delighted to be finalists in the prestigious Skills for Care Accolade Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Accolades finalists shortlist is an eclectic mix of employers, training providers, local authorities and individual employers who have all demonstrated an innovative approach to developing learning and development opportunities for the 1.5 million adult social care workforce in England. Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “Adult social care needs to be much more confident [...]

Further Recognition in Red Ribbon National Awards – Finalists

In the press... York family business Riccall Care flying the flag for family business and Yorkshire, as finalists in their second national awards this year. The Finalists have been revealed for this year’s prestigious Red Ribbon Awards; the highest accolade for British family firms. Further to Riccall Care’s nomination for Best Family Business in Yorkshire earlier this year, the team are delighted to have ALSO been shortlisted in not one but two categories of the [...]

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