• Walking (or running) the Talk - How hcsuk colleagues raised funds for charity

    You may have spotted in the past that here at Hcsuk, we're a smidge dedicated and passionate about helping people live with dignity. Led by Jo's fire and drive, the rest of the team are just as active in promoting that level of care, even to the point of dedicating personal time to it.
    Recently, Rachel and Lisa from the office helped their friend Karen on her running journey and to raise funds, Jo, then made a donation too on behalf of Hcsuk allowing Karen to raise a total of £1360 for The Alzheimer's Society.
    Rachel tells us a bit more about why this was so important to her and Lisa -
    "Karen and I started running together, Karen had never run before but had set herself a series of challenges to raise funds for the Alzheimers Society. Karen's parents were both very ill and this was her driving force, she set herself the challenge of running a 5k race, a 10k race and jumping out of an airplane!
    On the day of the 10k race, Karen received news that her father had passed away and so was unable to make the race. The rest of us ran it as a group for her and a few weeks later, ran the whole route again with her for her to collect her sponsorship money.
    In the end, Karen was able to beat her fundraising target, smashing it and raising triple the original goal.
    We're happy we were able to support Karen on this journey and we know that the money raised will go to a great cause. Well done Karen!"
    Well done to all the team! What a superb effort and demonstration of walking your talk. Below you can see the thank you note from Karen with details of the amount raised and her journey and the group image with Karen in the middle and Lisa, then Rachel to the right of her on the picture.
    Karen's Thank You Note
    Karen in the centre with Lisa 2nd from right and Rachel 1st on the right.
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane

    A recent visit to this care home, following a call from a longstanding industry colleague of mine, needing an urgent solution for an ‘at risk’ resident prone to having convulsions, took me right back to my early days in the business.
    Way back then, we didn’t have the luxury of dedicated delivery drivers at Hcsuk and I remember clearly how I would don my business suit and heels for a meeting with Julian, who was then the proprietor at Tynefield Court. These guys were one of our first customers, and Julian liked a regular visit during which I would take his monthly consumables order for the supplies he needed for his care home.

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  • Care is at the Core of Everything we do.

    Last week we showed you the short feedback cards we've been asking customers to fill in and we're delighted to share our April Customer Experience prize draw winner with you!

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  • Thank You Lisa!

    It’s not every day you get to acknowledge a colleague completing 20 years service within your organisation, and yet I had the pleasure and the honour of doing just that last Friday, St Patrick’s Day. Lisa Slater, our Operations and Finance Manager, and definitely my right hand woman in the business, started her career at HCSUK on 17th March 1997, as our Internal Sales Support, then Miss Lisa Broughton.

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