The EDS Post | Winter 2019

Welcome  to the first electronic issue of our new newsletter, The EDS Post, which brings you our latest news and updates.

It has been a very busy quarter and we have also been planning and preparing for the Christmas break and looking ahead to 2020.

Christmas presents and cards will be making their way to all our valued staff and clients this Christmas period, sending our warm wishes and very many thanks for everyone’s continued care and loyalty.

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to Baslow Health Centre for all their support over the last 12 months, for continuing to facilitate the care we provide and helping our team to maximise the health of our clients. 

EDS would also like to extend a special thanks to the Dementia Rapid Response Team for their continued support.  

In April, we will be introducing the Perkbox scheme, which will reward all the hard work of the EDS Homecare team. Perkbox incentives include multiple offers, encompassing food and drink, clothing, appliances and much more! 

Through Perkbox our staff will also be able to access online GPs, quick prescriptions, faster referrals, mental health support and much more.

In this first issue we have news from our Peak District and Dronfield offices, details about our new website, birthday celebrations and there is a poem about the life of a carer, written by one of our talented employees.  

Our next newsletter will be out in March 2020.

Best wishes

Kate, Amanda & Team

EDS Homecare
Peak District: 01433 631380 | Dronfield: 01246 410887
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Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas & a prosperous New Year


New website goes live

We are very proud to present our beautiful and fresh new website (thanks to Baslow-based Opera PR) who have done a wonderful job. To see our new site follow this link:


News from our Peak District office


Kate and Jake are delighted to announce that they are expecting their second child in February. 

Kate will continue working right up to her due date and will be taking a short period of maternity leave before returning to the office later in the spring. 


Nik has rejoined the EDS Homecare team where he has taken up a junior management role — everyone is very pleased to welcome him back.

It has also been announced that Zoe will become an official member of the management team; Zoe has been appointed as junior manager and will be working alongside Nik.

Caroline is busy preparing for her wedding in May to the lovely Mr Wood, further updates to come in our spring newsletter!

Finally, the results of the Peak District Wellbeing Programme will be announced in our spring Newsletter. Rumour has it that Michelle has put the rest of the team to shame, yet again, and is tipped to be the winner for the third year running.


Out and about with EDS

Hannah is one of our younger clients who requires support. Part of her package of care involves trips out and here she is pictured with Chris during one of her visits to her local bowling alley. 


News from our Dronfield office


Many congratulations to Kirsty B, who has received her Risk Assessor Certificate, which we fully supported as part of our on-going staff development programmes. 

Our Bonus Ball Lottery Draw is a good bit of honest fun that is going down a storm. There have been some very happy winners, including Tracy, Sue and Bozena, with the best win, so far, a very handy £117.00!

The team at Dronfield has been delighted to have welcomed back two former employees — Charlotte and Lexy. They are both enjoying being part of the EDS Homecare family, along with the newest members of the team, Krisztina S and Jack P.

And, last but not least, we are delighted to announce that Gosia has recovered from her recent operation and is firmly back in the driving seat.


Happy 90th Birthday

Everyone at EDS Homecare would all like to send our very best wishes to Winifred T and Kathleen H who are both celebrating their 90th birthday this December.

Many congratulations to them both and we wish them many happy returns.


Poetry corner


One of our employees has written a moving poem about the life of a carer — recently featured in the UKHCA's Homecarer magazine — that has been added to our website and we’re delighted to include an excerpt here:

My Mum Really Cares

My mum really cares, it's part of being a nurse
She gives help to those in need, she’s the best in the universe

She used to work in hospitals but now visits patients houses
For some she helps cook tasty meals and others helps find their trousers

Mum has quite a lot of patients, she visits them day and night
Most of them are well behaved, but some try give her a fright

Some patients are very ill and need help to dress and wash
Some live, in tiny houses, whereas others are very posh

Some patients only want a chat, others need palliative care
My mum say’s getting care at home is something you can’t compare