december 2017

Newsletter December 2017

Happy Christmas Everyone!!

We hope you are all very excited for the upcoming holidays.

It has been a busy and successful year for everyone at Access All. We have welcomed a number of new staff and said good bye to some "Old" staff. We would like to thank you all for your hard work and wish you the best of luck in 2018. This year we also excitedly met two new clients who have joined Access All- Welcome to Nithil, Chace and their families.

We appreciate the presents gifts and kind words that people have sent to the office and we and the rest of the Access All team wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We will see you all in January!!! Mary and Amy

Flu Vaccination

NHS England have announced an extension of their seasonal influenza vaccination to include social care workers. This mean our staff are now eligible to receive the flu vaccination. Please find below the information about where you can get this from:

Where can eligible staff get their vaccination?

Most community pharmacies and many GP practices are providing flu vaccinations. We recommend that staff contact their community pharmacy or GP practice to check they are providing the service before attending. For GP practices, this needs to be the member of staff’s registered practice.

What ID should staff take to their pharmacy/GP to be vaccinated?

Eligible staff will need to take appropriate ID which shows their name and their employer such as an ID badge, letter from their employer or a recent pay slip.

Changes to Data Protection Regulations

Since 1995 any organisation handling personal data has had to comply with the Data Protection Regulation, however from 25th May 2018 we will be required to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new regulation intends to strengthen and unify data protection for all. We are currently starting to gather information about the steps we need to take to become compliant with this regulation and will implement any changes before May 2018. Any changes to the way we store or handle your personal data will be communicated to you.


We are excited to learn that the mum of two of our service users has recently started a cupcake business. She is making delicious homemade cupcakes and cakes of special occasions. Noreen, we wish you the best of luck with your new venture. We have attached her leaflet is at the end of the newsletter......take a look and get ordering.

Employee of the Month

olivia exley

Our December Employee of the Month is Olivia Exley.

Olivia has been working with us since 2016 and has recently become a full-time member of staff. She works with many of our family often spending her day traveling across Redbridge. Feedback for the families she works with often highlights how she goes above and beyond in her role from support service users in new settings to finding resources for imaginative activities.

Thank you for all your hard work, we love your passion and enthusiasm!!

Please remember any can nominate anyone of our team leaders or carers for Employee of the month

All you need to do is send us an email or give us a call to let us know who you would like to nominate and what they have done to go above and beyond that month. The successful nominee will be revealed in the newsletter each month and the successful employee will receive a voucher.

Changing Places coming to Ilford

We are delighted to hear that there will soon be a Changing Places facility built in Ilford thanks to one Mums Campaign. A date and location is still to be announced but watch this space!!

Head to the Ilford Recorder Website for more details.

Christmas Party

Thanks to all of the staff who came to our Christmas Party at the beginning of December. It was lovely to see so many of you there. We had a great meal at Wildwood in South Woodford followed by lots of dancing.

It great way to say thank you to you all and celebrate the year.

Monthly Focus

Each month our management team will be looking at one of the CQC standards to ensure we are effectively meeting their requirements. We will be undertaking audits, spot checks, surveys and reviewing policies and procedures so we can ensure we are gathering information to reflect the views of our families and staff teams

Throughout December we have been looking at what makes us a Well Led Service. We looked at the use and running of our online systems as well as the way we support our staff in their role. We will be looking at the full report at the next management meeting and implementing any changes over the coming weeks.

If you would like to see a full copy of the audit report please send us an email. For the month of January, we will be looking at what makes our service Caring.

Christine’s Corner

christine's corner

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all having a good Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. I thought a great theme for this month’s activities would be to really get behind the ‘new year, new me’ adage with some new and inventive ideas to kick 2018 off with a twist.

Reach new heights in January with Clip N Climb in Chelsea

clip n climb chelsea

A multi-featured climbing challenge for the whole family. Each session includes a safety briefing and harness fitting, then 55 minutes in the Clip N Climb arena during which time you can test your fitness and confidence across 21 challenges!

Did you know that the 18th January is the Birthday of Winnie The Pooh author A.A. Milne?

And what better way to spend it than at the V&A with their dedicated new exhibition and workshops Lasting throughout January, be sure not to miss these unique theatre performances incorporating puppetry and interactive story-telling to bring the 100 Acre Wood to life like never before!

Become more curious at The Museum of London

museum of london

Their fabulous Archaeology Detectives series allows you to handle exciting artefacts and uncover London's hidden past...

Craft Ideas

crafts ideas

Here are some fun ideas to recreate theatres and other exciting role-playing scenarios (and - let’s face it - after Christmas, we'll need some inventive ways to recycle all the wrapping paper and boxes lying around!)

Why not reward yourself for all this self-improvement by mixing up some bath salts to relax and ease into all of the other new and exciting adventures ahead!

Find some inner peace at Hainault Forest Farm Peace Garden.

peace garden

Aiming to improve mental health and wellbeing through gardening and their buddying up system, Forest Farm has a wide range of 'ecotherapy' activities that will sooth the soul and help you connect to the natural world. Volunteer or attend one of their workshops.

And, seeing as we are starting this new year with a new mentality (like every year!)

chores chart

What better time than now to start a fun (but efficient!) chore and goals chart?