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Why COVID-19 vaccination is SO important to us


After a very dark and difficult time for the whole of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the welcome reports that the UK has reached its initial vaccination target https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-health-secretary-matt-hancock-hails-hitting-15-million-vaccine-target-12218652 has provided some much needed good news. However, this […]

Positive ways to communicate with a person who has dementia


In her first article for us, Beth Britton gives tips and advice to enable meaningful engagement with a person who has dementia Communicating with a person who has dementia, especially as their dementia becomes more advanced, is probably one of […]

Making your rehabilitation programme work for you


Rehabilitation: It’s a word that can both inspire and frustrate those who are plunged into a rehabilitation programme following an injury or the onset or progression of an illness. At ENA we support many clients who are beginning or continuing […]

Coping with incontinence


One of the most common symptoms we support our clients with is urinary incontinence, which is where a person unintentionally passes urine. Despite the fact that millions of people experience some form of urinary incontinence in their lifetime, it is […]

Responding to the risks of autonomic dysreflexia


In our 27 years’ experience of supporting people following a spinal injury, one of the greatest concerns many of our spinal injury clients have is developing autonomic dysreflexia (AD). This sudden rise in the person’s blood pressure can have severe […]

The skills and values you need to become a live-in carer


As a company providing care and support for some of the most vulnerable people in our society, it is vital that when we are recruiting our live-in carers we find individuals who are able to demonstrate our core values and […]

ENA scoops Outstanding Care Award during COVID-19 Pandemic


Our dedicated care team at ENA, based in Welwyn Garden City, were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the COVID-19 pandemic at the tenth annual Hertfordshire Care Awards. We at ENA were awarded an Outstanding Achievement plaque by HCPA to […]

Maximising independence, choice and control


The cornerstone of everything we seek to achieve for our clients is maximising their independence, choice and control. These principles run throughout all ENA services, no matter what the needs or health challenges of our clients, and are vitally important […]

Creating a dementia-friendly home


One of the singularly most important ways in which a person can live as well as possible at home after a diagnosis of dementia is through modifying their environment. This may sound counter-intuitive given that people with dementia are known […]

Reducing the risk of falls in the home


There is no doubt that having a fall is something that terrifies older and vulnerable people and their families immensely. Even relatively minor falls can damage the confidence of elderly and frail individuals, and of course if the fall is […]

Live-in care: The safest option during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic


Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, care homes – more than any other type of social care provision – have become synonymous with higher than average infection and death rates. The combination of older, frail and often already unwell people sharing communal […]

Living and dying at home – How to support your loved one


As we wrote about in our recent blog, ‘Why needing care doesn’t have to mean leaving home’, many people are so determined to remain at home that they will only leave when they are, “Carried out in a box.” Indeed, […]

How Parkinson’s care at home can support a positive life


As documented by singer Ozzy Osbourne’s admission earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, later admitting in an interview that he doesn’t have “that much longer”, being told you have Parkinson’s and living with the effects of […]

Why dementia care is so much better at home


More families than ever before are being affected by dementia, with current figures suggesting that 52 percent of the UK population (34.5 million people) know someone who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia. Most types of dementia begin […]

What To Do If You Have To Be Around Individuals At High Risk Of COVID-19


During these worrying times we need to be extra cautious, particularly if you are going to be in contact with those at increased health risks if they are exposed to the virus. Taking measures such as frequent (more than you […]

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) – What are the Signs and Symptoms?


What Are The Signs & Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)? Whether you are a live-in carer or someone caring for family or friends, we want to help you limit problems from someone experiencing a urinary tract infection. Knowing the […]

Why needing care doesn’t have to mean leaving home


Our homes are very special places – personal havens in a busy world that reflect our personalities, tastes and choices. As we age, our homes often take on additional meaning as important places of security, independence and control. Most people […]

Your Life Story – Create a Life Story Book with Dementia UK


Dementia UK has created a template to create a ‘Life Story Book’. Asking users to build a personal biography supported by friends, family or care workers. We don’t have to have a story that’s good enough for a movie to […]

ENA renews Sponsorship with Southern All Star Boccia Team


ENA Care Group is proud to renew its sponsorship of the Southern All Star Boccia team. ENA provided the team with a brand new iPad to facilitate improvements in the team’s training. The iPad will enable the team to be […]

ENA becomes an affiliate to SOLLA


ENA Care Group have proudly become an affiliate to the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA), enabling our existing and new live in care clients to access a wealth of knowledge, support and advice surrounding their later-life plans. SOLLA is […]

The Great British Care Awards – Winners of this Year’s Award


We are so pleased to announce that Sonia our Head of Care has won the Home Care Registered Manager Award at The Great British Care Awards. Sonia has been leading the ENA Hourly Care Team since 2017 and recently become […]

ENA Care Group donates to Dementia Group, CST Today


ENA Care Group recently paid a visit to CST Today in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. The trip was to see the vital work they do in the community providing services to those living with Dementia. The event held on the day […]

Brexit Guidance for Care Staff


The UK Government has published an update on EU citizens who wish to come to live and work in the UK after the UK leaves the European Union on 31st October 2019. These arrangements are in addition to those already […]

ENA Care Group rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission


ENA Care Group (European Nursing Agency) has been rated ‘Good’ following its recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission in July 2019. The rating forms part of the hard work that the team have been applying over the past twelve […]

ENA Hourly Care rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission


ENA Hourly Care has been rated ‘Good’ following its recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission in May 2019. The rating forms part of the hard work that the team have been applying over the past two years to improve […]

Easter Holidays – How to make this holiday work for everyone


Easter with the family and Activities for People with Dementia Bluebell Forest at Ashridge Estate Hertfordshire With Easter approaching, many families are getting together over the long weekend to spend time with each other. Family times can be busy, chaotic […]

Thousands of Falls in Elderly Could be Prevented


It can feel like a slippery slope once an elderly parent takes a fall at home. What may have initially been a minor injury, can lead to; repeated visits to the hospital, an increase in medical prescriptions and the sense […]

ENA Statement in Response to CQC Inspection


At ENA Care Group, we take pride in the quality of care that the company has delivered since being first founded in 1994, and have delivered ‘Good’ CQC ratings consistently, since its introduction in 2008. Our unannounced CQC inspection in […]

Christmas is for Caring


Caring for Someone at Christmas Our winner of this year’s Christmas Card Competition was Sarah Mills who submitted this design: ‘I live in Devizes, Wiltshire. I have a degree in German, Art History and Classical Mythology from The Open University. […]

What is an advocate in health and social care?


The role of an advocate in health and social care is to support a vulnerable or disadvantaged person and ensure that their rights are being upheld in a healthcare context. This may include individuals who are physically disabled or wheelchair-bound, […]

Confidentiality in health and social care: how is it ensured?


Confidentiality in the context of health and social care intrinsically means not disclosing information about a client to anyone who should not know, or does not need to know. Health and social care providers are given extensive training regarding what […]

What are the primary duties and responsibilities of a care assistant?


Care assistant job description The primary role of a care assistant is to assist elderly or disabled clients with practical tasks that they cannot manage themselves or may need encouragement to complete independently. These tasks vary from helping with washing, […]

Caring for someone with dementia: a guide


Dementia currently affects more than 570,000 people in England – 1 in 6 people over 80. It mainly impacts older people, although about 12,500 people under 65 display symptoms – this is known as early onset dementia. Both men and […]

Homecare Christmas card competition


Following the success of our homecare Christmas card competition last year with Christmas card designs submitted by our talented clients and carers, we are running another competition for the upcoming 2018 festive season. This year, we will be selecting one […]

How Much Does Live in Care Cost?


Price is a key consideration when you are choosing at-home care. The exact cost of a live in carer will depend on the level of care and the amount of care you need. Live in care can often be more […]

What to Look for When Choosing a Live in Care Provider


Finding the right live in carer is crucial, as you must feel comfortable living with them at home. When you’re looking for a live in care provider, research is essential as there are several key factors to consider. Does the […]

What Is Live in Care?


If you need support at home to enable you to live independently, you may choose to opt for live in care. An alternative to hourly care – also known as domiciliary care – live in care provides you with a […]

Healthy Tips for Wheelchair Users


When we eat well, we can’t deny that we feel the physical and emotional benefits of exactly what we are consuming. But for wheelchair users, working off that extra piece of cake can be a little trickier. Staying healthy, on […]

Dementia Care within your own Home


Thinking about dementia care? – Let’s discuss live in care! A dementia diagnosis whether recent or not, can be an incredibly daunting and confusing time. Not only for the patient but their family and friends as well. During the next […]

Online Timesheet


As we move over to our new site, there are some changes that will affect our current carers in work. We are creating an online portal where you can update your refresher training, fill in holiday request forms, access online […]

The difference between Live-in care and Domiciliary care


A Domiciliary care service, is provided locally to a client in their own home, also known as hourly care. The care is often provided for various durations, but generally for a minimum of 30 minutes up to 1 hour and […]

Carer of the Month – December 2017


Congratulations to our winners of our Carers of the Month award for December – Eulene Griffin and Jennifer Oosterhoff. They were nominated by Gemma, their Care Coordinator, for Carer of the month: “My nomination for this month would be split between Eulene […]

Jocelyn Carer of the Month for July 2017


Jocelyn joined ENA Care Group in 2010 and since then she has been working long term with her current client Giles. This year it will be a total of 7 years, this is an amazing amount of time and just […]