Healthcare Management Solutions Launches Grocery Ordering Service For Care Home Staff

As part of a commitment to support our dedicated teams during these unprecedented times, Healthcare Management Solutions and food supplier Brakes, have worked together to create a grocery ordering service for care home staff.

Teams at Larchwood Care, Canterbury Care, and other Healthcare Management Solutions care homes affiliated with Brakes are now able to place a grocery order for collection from their care home. Team members can choose from a set number of items including tinned food, pasta, rice, milk, and other essentials. Staff orders will be delivered alongside each care home’s usual catering supplies and then distributed to staff within the home.

Designed with Convenience in Mind

The new staff food ordering service is a not-for-profit scheme and is an effort to help alleviate some of the worries around food supplies at a time when our dedicated teams are working above and beyond to look after those in our care. With care staff concerned about accessing vital grocery supplies with reduced supermarket opening hours, limited stock, and the extra demands placed on them at this time, this scheme has been set up with their convenience in mind.

Lynn Fearn, managing director of Healthcare Management Solutions, said; “We are extremely grateful to our colleagues within the Brakes team that have assisted us in providing this service to our staff teams. Whilst the major supermarkets are understandably prioritising the elderly in our community and NHS workers, many of our vital social care staff have been suffering great anxiety as a result of being unable to access the items of basic food they need. We hope this scheme goes some way to supporting them in these unprecedented times.”

The new service follows the launch of a campaign to urge the public and media not to forget the role being played by social care workers in supporting the national effort against COVID-19.