Skills for Care | The care exchange - Episode 3: The chicks were heaven sent
Episode 3: The chicks were heaven sent
In this third episode we talk to Marlene Kelly, the Registered Manager of Auburn Mere Care Home in Watford.
Marlene shares her views on the importance of concentrating on meaningful activities that provide occupation and connection and talks about how the chicks that arrived at the home during the pandemic provided great joy.
She discusses how the pandemic has helped her work out what really matters and highlights the importance of managers thinking about their own wellbeing, as to have enough energy for everyone else you have to look after yourself. Marlene shares some great tips on how she has looked after her own wellbeing during the pandemic.
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Skills for Care resources to support this podcast
➥ Meaningful activities – take a look at Skills for Care’s meaningful activity provision resources and watch the ‘Meaningful activity – leading the way’ webinar that Ali and Pia talk about.
➥ Wellbeing - Marlene talks about the importance of wellbeing. Have a look at our dedicated webpage on wellbeing for tips and ideas for you and your team.
➥ Action learning - Marlene shares how invaluable she has found the Skills for Care action learning set. If you would like to join a peer support action learning set you can do so by becoming a registered manager member. Once you’re a member you can also access our mentoring programme. Register your interest in being mentored.
➥ Networking - Marlene is the chair of her local registered manager network. Find a network near you.
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