Fairway Fairies raising funds to beat Cancer!

Fairway Homecare are a local domiciliary care provider based in Sutton Coldfield offering homecare services in and around the West Midlands. The team at Fairway are fully trained and experienced within their fields of care and provide an exceptional level of support to Clients and their families.

All at Fairway Homecare endeavour to work with the local community whenever they can and this year the team and their family members participated in Race for Life that was held at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham on Sunday 21st July.

Cancer is something that increasingly touches us all, with many having either a direct experience of it or knowing someone that has suffered from it. Many of our Clients at Fairway suffer from cancer and the team paid tribute to them all on Sunday. Fairway would especially like to mention Lynda Allen and Margaret Allcock whom they cared for during their last months and were privileged to have met them and their families. Gillian Simpson,

Registered Manager said “ We had a marvellous day on Sunday with the team helping to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, it is a cause very close to our hearts at Fairway Homecare and feel honoured to pay tribute to our wonderful Clients that have been affected by it”.

The team of ladies under the banner of ‘Fairway Fairies’ who participated in the event were, Gillian Simpson, Laura Selby, Fiona Trenchard-Davies, Isobelle O’Neill, Elaine Wood, Emily Wood, Sue Patterson and Laura Leeson. The 5km run/walk helped to raise funds to bring forward the day all cancers are cured. Fairway Fairies have to date raised over £1,000 and still collecting monies.

Locals have been very supportive, many having had direct experience of the changes cancer can wreak on people’s lives, and there have already been some very generous donations. To sponsor Fairway Fairies you can still visit their fundraising web page www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/fairway-fairies

Please give generously if you are in a position to do so.
For more information on Fairway Homecare please call our dedicated care team on 0845 450 3971 or email enquiries@fairwayhomecare.co.uk www.fairwayhomecare.co.uk


Fairway Homecare Judge World Skills UK 2013 Caring Competition

Gillian Simpson  Gillian Simpson, Registered Manager of Fairway Homecare recently was on the judging panel of the West Midlands heat of The World Skills UK 2013 Caring Competition.

Held at South and City College on the 22nd May, the event was organised by the National Skills Academy for Social Care. The WorldSkills UK competitions are part of WorldSkills International, the world’s largest vocational skills competition.

During the day competitors demonstrated to the panel the delivery of excellent care, including live activities and written tests that were judged by an expert panel. The panel was made up of three local employers including ourselves, Sue Pearson from Robins Day Centre, Birmingham City Council and Annette Hutchinson from Weatheroak Centre. The activities devised by the Skills Academy included working with people with disabilities and the elderly to replicate everyday situations that will occur in their future roles.

Regional heats took place in May and are scheduled in July across the UK with the highest scorers going forward to the National finals at The Skills Show in November being held at the Birmingham NEC.

Autism Awareness Day for Parents & Families – 18th October 2012
After the successful training days during National Autism Awareness Month in April, Fairway Training decided to put on another free training day for Parents & Families. The half-day course was aimed for parents and families of children who have had a diagnosis of ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder including Asperger’s Syndrome.

We were delighted to have a guest speaker Kevin Healey, Chairman of SAAS join Danny our Lead Trainer for the morning session. Kevin has been campaigning for autism rights for the last 10 years, he is one of twins, both of which have been diagnosed sufferers. In 2001, Kevin founded the North Staffordshire Asperger & Autism Association (NSAAA), then went on the found the Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society (SAAS) in May, 2007. SAAS recently won this year the Queens Award M.B.E for voluntary service. Kevin has campaigned to get better services and support for people with an autistic spectrum condition and he has won various awards over the last decade. Kevin is also a Councilor for the largest autism charity in the UK, the National Autistic Society.

We received some fantastic feedback from all our attendees and it was great to see parents exchanging their experiences and learning more about the condition. Kevin commented on the day’s training saying “Danny Page is a breath of fresh when it comes to AUTISM, dedicated, compassion, and most of all he knows about Autism inside/out, a remarkable trainer, keeps everyone’s attention. I have met many trainers but no one compares to Danny, his knowledge and in-depth sight to Autism is just amazing , 5* presentation and a great trainer that everyone needs to learn from”.

If your interested in attending one of our Autism Awareness Courses please contact Laura on 0845 450 3971.

Jeans for Genes Day – 4th October 2012
In September and October the Fairway Team in Sutton Coldfield decided to raise money for the charity Jeans for Genes. In the weeks running up to Friday 4th October the team wore jeans every Friday and donated monies for the pleasure! The charity raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders. Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK – that’s more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.

The team managed to raise £50 during those few weeks and this will pay for a mother to attend a support day, giving her the help she needs to care for an extremely rare and profoundly disabling genetic condition.

Interested in helping? Then visit www.jeansforgenesgrantprogramme.org to find out more.


Jeans for Genes Day takes place on Friday 5th October 2012

Jeans for Genes Day takes place on Friday 5th October 2012. The charity’s target for this year is £2.5 million, and it’s a simple idea – on Jeans for Genes Day people leave their suits and uniforms at home and wear their jeans to work or school in return for a donation. (hey, we did this in the Brownies in the 1970′s on non-uniform day!)

Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK which aims to raise money to provide vital care and support for individuals and families with genetic disorders. In 2012, twenty three charities will benefit from the funds raised.

Learn more: www.jeansforgenesday.org/

August 2012 – Changing the way we care, one course at a time

Fairway Training’s Lead Trainer Danny Page recently visited Dame Ellen Pinsent School in Kings Heath, Birmingham to work with parents of autistic children as part of their ongoing remit to deliver exceptional support to a child’s development.

Dame Ellen Pinsent School is a forward thinking, award winning school for children aged between 4 – 11 years, who have a wide range of special educational needs. The school prides themselves on being a truly inclusive school with the expertise to meet a wide variety of special educational needs. The school currently has 120 pupils with 45 of the children living with Autism (ASD).

As part of their programme to deliver ongoing help and support to parents Lucy Kinsella, Development Manager asked Fairway Training to come in and speak to parents about Autism (ASD). The workshop covered the following areas, Understanding ASD, Managing the Anxiety, Communication, Practical Tips at Home & School and Empathy. At the end of the workshop the parents had a Q & A session whereby both parents and teachers discussed their experiences they have found over time and ways of creating successful strategies for the ongoing support and development of the children.. Read more

Autism Awareness Training Day For Parents & Families

Due to overwhelming demand from parents during Autism Awareness Month, Fairway Training are offering parents and families the opportunity of Autism Awareness Training with our lead trainer Danny Page in July. Fairway Training are forging forward with more workshops and bigger sessions over the next few months. The aim is to drive autism awareness and to provide much needed support and information to parents and teachers to support children and young adults.

This half day course is suitable for parents and families of children who have had a diagnosis of ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder including Asperger’s Syndrome.

For us, Autism Training is so much more; it’s not just about helping people understand the most modern and relevant research into the field; it’s about changing attitudes. We know that massive improvements are possible in people’s lives and we promote this throughout our training. We don’t simply repeat the mantra of “routine, routine, routine,” we embrace developmental steps that can alter the course of a person’s life. Our training is based on the most recent research in Autism and is a must for all parents and families.

The course will be run by Danny Page (MSC) our lead trainer at Fairway Training. Danny was a Care Manager for people with Autism for many years. He is a very experienced trainer and has both professional and personal interest in Autism that shows in his passionate delivery of the course.

If you are interested in coming to one of our training days please call our Training Team on 0845 450 3971 for more details.

Happy Birthday to Fairway Training
We are celebrating our birthday this week and what a year its been for us. We have trained over 17,000 Learners to the UK’s top 20 care providers and 2013 looks set to beat this year’s figures. A big thank you to all our Clients for choosing Fairway Training and especially to all our dedicated staff who work behind the scenes and to our wonderful trainers who deliver exceptional training.


18th May & 23rd May – Foster Care Fortnight
Safeguarding Children & Attachment and Trauma For Foster Carers

To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight, we are offering foster carers the opportunity of a days free Safeguarding Children and Attachment and Trauma Training with professionals from Fairway Training & Inspired Foundations. Working in partnership we will be providing a days training on either the 18th or 23rd of May to anyone working within the foster care system.
Click here to download the PDF/ BOOK THE COURSE ONLINE FOR FREE


2nd April – Autism Awareness Training Day
To celebrate National Autism Awareness Month, Fairway Training are offering their Clients the opportunity of Autism Awareness Training with our lead trainer Danny Page.
Click here to download the PDF

19th April – Autism Awareness Training Day For Parents & Families
To celebrate National Autism Awareness Month, Fairway Training are offering parents and
families the opportunity of Autism Awareness Training with our lead trainer Danny Page.
Click here to download the PDF

The National Care Awards 2011

Regional Finalists “Care Trainer Award” & “Care Employer Award”

We are excited to announce that Fairway Healthcare & Training have been short listed for two awards at this year’s The Regional National Care Awards. The awards are Care Trainer Award and Care Trainer of the Year our very own Danny Page.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector . The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. This year there are 9 regional awards leading to 2 national finals for both the home care and care home sectors, to be held at a prestigious central London venue in London in 2012.

The awards are all inclusive, bringing together the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors, aswell as unpaid carers; promoting joint working. Working in partnership with care partners and local care associations is at the heart of the initiative; working and linking directly with local managers and networks to further promote the event.

“A truly uplifting event, recognising in great style the incredible achievements of Britain’s care workers, co-ordinators, care managers and innovators.
I can honestly say that the Ceretas ceremony was the best event of its kind I have ever been to.
Congratulations to the organisers and all those who received their awards with such dignity. The event should be a must next year for the BBC and others in the national media.”

The Gala Evening is to be held at the International Convention Centre on Saturday 15th October, we shall keep you posted!

For more info on these awards go to www.care-awards.co.uk