Archive for July, 2020

Alternative methods for adjusting and tightening a face mask

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

From tomorrow morning face coverings and masks will be mandatory for everyone in England shops as well as for anyone using public transport.

Our care staff know only too well how frustrating it can be to work with an ill fitting or uncomfortable mask. That’s why our Training Officer Natalie has created a quick video sharing some of the alternative methods used by our staff for adjusting or resizing your masks for a better and more comfortable fit, without risking safety of yourselves or those around you.

(This video references a disposable surgical face mask, but all these methods can be adapted to be used for all regular face masks)

Fosse Fitness Live ends alongside the lockdown

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Fosse Fitness Live ends alongside the lockdown

For the last ten weeks we have held twice-weekly live exercise videos with Personal Trainer Nick Pearson, posted across our six Facebook pages. This was part of a fitness project aimed at providing our staff with interactive and dedicated fitness advice and training throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Over the course of the project we have produced twenty-two health and wellbeing videos – available on our Facebook page – offering exercise-along sessions, round table events and wellbeing guidance and advice. The videos were well received, and we had 649 likes, 38 shares and 303 peak live watches in total.

We also put together a dedicated Fosse Fitness Facebook group which exceeded 200 members and held our regular classes for both staff and external viewers.

However, with the COVID-19 lockdown now lifting across the UK and more people now able to more freely exercise with friends or a personal trainer as before, we have decided that now is the right time to bring our Fosse Fitness Live classes to a close – but you never know what the future will hold!

We would like to thank everyone who joined in with us over the past ten weeks. We have had a lot of fun creating the classes and seeing everyone get involved in the comments. A huge thank you also goes to our Personal Trainer Nick, who will be continuing to work alongside Fosse on some exciting projects we have in the pipeline for Fosse staff and clients.

Nick added: “It has been a pleasure training you over these hard times and I really hope you have found the classes useful, though no doubt you’re all excited to leave the house and begin exercising to your own schedule! I would like to thank Fosse for the opportunity of working with you all during Lockdown and look forward to working with you again in the very near future.”

All our classes are still available on our Facebook pages.

Stay tuned!

Charity Skydive for Fosse Mansfield Branch Manager

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

While the rest of us adjust to eased lockdown regulations, leaving the house and even socialising with others, Fosse Healthcare’s Mansfield Branch Manager, Julie Roberts, has been preparing for a birthday celebration to remember – a charity tandem skydive!

Julie joined Fosse Healthcare as Branch Manager earlier this year, and from the off it’s been a rollercoaster journey with Covid-19 keeping Julie and her team busy. But it appears that lockdown has also provided some inspiration for Julie, who will be flying 13,000 feet in the air in support of her chosen charity; The Alzheimer’s Society.

“I’ve been in the care industry since I was 17 years old. I have worked with a number of people over the years who have had dementia and I’ve seen the impact it can have not just on those suffering with the disease, but on their friends and families, too.

“As such this has become a cause which is very close to my heart, and any donation you can give will help the Alzheimer’s Society in their efforts to find a cure, and offer support to dementia sufferers and their families.”

Dementia is the broad term used to describe a number of different conditions affecting the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia to name just a few.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s number one dementia care and research charity, and since its founding in 1979 the Society has relied on donations in order to campaign for change, educate, fund cure research and support the 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia.

Julie will be taking to the skies on July 18th and she hopes to raise close to £1,000 for this worthwhile cause; all donations to support her in this wonderful birthday celebration can be made direct via her Just Giving page.

We wish Julie all the best with her skydive, and we’ll catch up with Julie in a few weeks to see how she got on!