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The team at Essential worked tirelessly to ensure that we were awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework. After a rigorous tender exercise, we scored highly in all selection criteria and are now supplying quality staff to all NHS Trusts. If you are a Registered Nurse, or Health Care Assistant looking for a full time job or top up hours with a professional, ethical and supportive agency who offer a huge variety of roles, you need look no further!
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As well as an enviable CQC report for our Poole branch, we have recently had our CQC inspection for our Dorchester branch. Whilst we cannot yet provide a link to this report as we are waiting for it to be published, we can highlight some of the report’s content below:

Essential heart “Staff are kind and caring and had a good rapport with the people they supported.”
Essential heart "Nothing is too much trouble. They ask how I felt and I felt listened to.”

We are extremely proud to have achieved a Good rating for evidencing a Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led service.

We are saying a fond farewell to a few team members over the next few weeks. Amy Hunter, Sally Anstee and Tracy Lethaby are moving onto pastures new and we wish them every success with their future endeavours. We have some new team members joining us, Susan White is working alongside our team of carers in the Dorchester branch as our Domiciliary Care Coordinator. This is an internal promotion for Susan and we are all very much looking forward to working with her. Kelly Greenly-Jones is joining us as our Deputy Domiciliary Manager, working alongside Sophie Smith. Kelly has a wealth of experience in the domiciliary sector and is looking forward to working and supporting her team to grow the domiciliary department. We also have Laura Kemp joining our Accounts Department. Laura will be our new Accounts Supervisor and working with Beryl, Ursula and Callum. Their photos will be uploaded to our ‘Meet the Team’ page shortly, so you can put faces to the names!
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Fundraising
Our summer raffle was a huge success with over 80 prizes donated and £2,000 raised for Forest Holme Hospice. This worthy charity is extremely close to our hearts and we are humbled to be able to support them.

We are still on track with our £3,000 target and are working hard to think of new ideas to raise the last £1,000. These include, charity tuck box, all proceeds of which are donated. Not only do we give staff a Friday afternoon sugar rush, we are also raising funds too! Charity stalls at local events and local produce sales within our offices.

This week we presented Hannah Parsons from Forest Holme with a cheque for £2,000. This wonderful amount, coupled with previous fundraising totals, means that the team at Essential have donated over £5,000 to Forest Holme over the past three years.

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Our fundraising target for 2016 will be updated throughout the course of the year as we raise these much needed funds.
We are proud to support Forest Holme Hospice and Dignity in Dementia.
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Staff reward
We continue to give away free money for anyone who recommends staff to us! Carolyn Leonard was our latest staff member to receive a thank you from us for recommending a friend and popped into our Head Office to collect £150 from Jess in our accounts team.
“Thank you so much for raising an absolutely fantastic amount of money for Forest Holme. We are incredibly grateful for your support. There are not many companies that put in such a huge amount of effort as you have."
Hannah Parsons, Forest Holme Hospice
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Rotary Bike Ride 2016

On the 18th September our Director and her family undertook a gruelling Rotary charity bike ride in aid of Cancer Research UK. Over 800 riders joined Rose, Mark and Emily who cycled over 100 miles between the three of them.

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We are delighted to now be working alongside Marie Curie, assisting with both their palliative care nights and Fast Track Assessments. These are such rewarding positions and enable our staff to work with service users at their hour of need.