It was a busy start to the year for Volpa and our clients, but we have some cracking coverage to show for it! Here’s a round up of January’s best bits:
Award-winning care home director shares her views on the sector
What makes a good care home? And how are they changing for the future? Balhousie Care Home’s Operations Director Louise Barnett should know; she recently won the coveted title of U.K. Operations Manager of the Year.
We secured an interview for Louise on BBC Radio Scotland’s John Beattie show. You can listen here (starts at 19:15): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ld5rc
Real Life Game of Thrones at Scone Palace
The Palace is getting back to its medieval roots this May when it plays host to the world championships for full- contact medieval combat, a sport rising in popularity around the globe.
Thousands will descend on the historic visitor attraction, known for being the crowning place of medieval kings, when it hosts the International Medieval Combat Federation World Championships from May 10th to 13th 2018.
Biggest Weekend Comes to Town
Scone Palace had another huge announcement to make in January as BBC’s #BiggestWeekend will be coming to town, with the Palace the only Scottish venue on the line up.
— The Courier (@thecourieruk) January 30, 2018
Balhousie Care Group sets the agenda on loneliness
Loneliness is one of the issues Balhousie’s care workers address every day. Being apart from family – permanently – and having to make new friends is an isolation that is hard to fathom.
Volpa secured an opinion piece in The Herald, positioning Steve White, CEO of Balhousie Care Group, as industry leader on the issue. In this hugely personal piece Steve talks about the steps Balhousie have taken to tackle loneliness in care and encourages others to follow the group’s lead.
— Balhousie Care Group (@BalhousieCare) January 30, 2018