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Liverpool Care Home Resident’s Trip to Blackpool is a ‘Dream Come True’

A resident at a specialist care home in Liverpool has taken a trip of a lifetime, having told staff she’d never been away before.

Val, who lives at Kavanagh Place care home in Liverpool, recently told her care team she would love to go on holiday as she had never been away. The team at Kavanagh Place helped make her wish a reality with a trip to Blackpool, to see the sights she had always talked about.

Whilst on the trip, Val and health care assistants Michelle and Linda spent four days exploring Blackpool, enjoying various activities including; Madame Tussaud’s, Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Dungeons, swimming, and The Jersey Boys.

The trip to Blackpool is just one example of how Exemplar Health Care provides person-centred care that focuses on maximising independence and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. The team help residents to continue to feel engaged with life outside the home with alternative experiences that are of interest to them. Some of these have included trips abroad and even a helicopter ride.

Michelle Roberts, who works at the care home as a senior health care assistant, suggested that they go on a trip to Blackpool earlier this year.

Michelle said:
“Travelling is something Val has mentioned numerous times so it was amazing that we could fulfil her wish to go on holiday. We loved planning what we were going to do each day and we managed to fit a lot into our four-day trip. Val didn’t stop smiling and she’s talked about it every day since.

“At Exemplar Health Care, our mission is to make every day better for the people we support, whatever that looks like to them.”

Val has lived at Kavanagh Place, in the One Care service opposite the main building, since February 2020.

Val added: “I had a great time on holiday, I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to go again next year.”

Kavanagh Place, part of Exemplar Health Care, is a Kirkdale-based care home that supports adults living with complex needs. Exemplar Health Care is currently recruiting for a range of roles across its Liverpool care homes including; activities coordinators, health care assistants and registered nurses.

As well as providing a welcoming and supportive environment where people can feel at home, the team prides itself on its nurse-to-healthcare assistant ratio, with an average of six health care assistants for every nurse, on each unit.

If you are interested in applying for a role at any of Exemplar Health Care’s Liverpool homes; Kavanagh Place, Brook View or Roseside, please visit: