Archive for November, 2021

We’ve spent £5,000 in the fight against climate change

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

At Fosse Healthcare, we are committed to supporting the fight against climate change and global warming.

In 2021, we have teamed up with Bagold ltd and Tilhill Forestry to fund an ‘Underplanting’ project to support the plantation of 2,100 trees. Spread across 2 acres of land in North Wales, these newly planted trees will be grow to be of vital benefit for our environment, storing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen for centuries to come.

The term ‘underplanting’ is a general term that describes the establishment of a young stand (understorey) under the canopy of an old one (overstorey). The aim of which can vary. Underplanting can provide increased ecological function through changing the species composition, changing forest structure and providing increase environmental resilience. This is especially prevalent in the UK context with increasing weather extremes and forest-based pest and diseases.

huge study from ETZ Zurich University, published in 2019, concluded that by restoring a very large area of forest globally, equivalent to the size of the US, it would store 205 billion tons of carbon. That’s about two thirds of the 300 billion tons that has been released into the atmosphere as a result of human activity since the industrial revolution.

Professor Thomas Crowther, who led the study, said that the results were “mind-blowing.”

He said: “We all knew that restoring forests could play a part in tackling climate change, but we didn’t really know how big the impact would be…But we must act quickly, as new forests will take decades to mature and achieve their full potential as a source of natural carbon storage.” 

This £5,000 investment is just the start of our new efforts to support the fight against climate change. We have introduced our very own ‘Sustainability Board’. An internal team within our organisation who will meet regularly to discuss ways the business can better reduce its environmental impact.

Pamela’s amazing progress

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Service user, Pamela, takes a huge step forward as she finally interacts with other residents after 4 years!

Pamela has been with Darlison Court for several years now and she has always expressed a disinterest in joining in with activities in their communal room. However, after years of patient support and encouragement our Fosse staff finally convinced her to join the group. And guess what? She absolutely loved it! She interacted with all the other residents, played bingo and enjoyed some lovely food. We can’t wait to see her participating in more activities going forward! 

Community Carers | A poem by Mandy Hoy

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Mandy Hoy is the CCO of the Adult Duty team for Nottingham City Council. She understands the importance of carers throughout the UK and she wrote this lovely poem as an appreciation for all of their tireless efforts to support those that need it the most.

Early in the morning or very late at night.

To the suffering, the needy, the confused, there is not a more wonderful sight.

When that key turns in the lock and a smile walks into your room.

Whatever is wrong in the world, their brightness soon takes away the gloom.

Whether it’s just to prompt, to encourage a pill,

maybe a well-being check that’s needed because your ill.

Maybe you need more support, probably a shower,

some calls 5 minutes, some take over an hour.

They are our front line and do all that’s required.

These hard-working heroes should be praised and admired.

Its more than a career, it’s a vocation they take.

To the vulnerable and their families what a difference they make.

With grace and with dignity and that personal touch.

Calming situations, listening, no trouble is too much

Comfort is offered, support given, to the vulnerable, especially in sorrow.

Wiping away tears, a calming influence, a hope for a brighter tomorrow.

We all contribute in our own different way.

But from the comfort of our homes all safely tucked away.

These carers are out there, day in and day out.

Come rain, hail or snow, always dashing about.

They give their best to the community that we all serve

and our respect and our thanks in these tough and dangerous times, has been very well earned.