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Update 28/03/2020 12:45

Please could weekly paid employee’s who haven’t already submitted their email to [email protected] do so as soon as possible as it may delay payment.

If you have already sent it to Amanda please do not send it again.

Also, don't forget about the volunteering opportunities below. 


Update 27/03/2020 15:24

BECL have been asked to arrange some volunteers for the following Council essential services from next week:

Vitaline – A Technology Enabled Care service responding to people who have a pendent/life line to call for assistance. They  operate a call/monitoring centre to field all the calls coming in and send out ‘responders’ to people’s homes to offer welfare visits or even a ‘falls pick up’.

Vitaline operates 24/7 and therefore hours of work can be flexible over this period but would typically be either an early (7am)  or late (2pm) shift, but this is negotiable. A driver would be advantageous but there are other duties that don’t require a driver.


ARC – A residential care service supporting people for up to six weeks as part of a rehabilitation plan. The service is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team including nurses, physios and occupational therapists alongside an experienced social care team.

There a number of roles available where support is required, these include catering, housekeeping, reception duties and direct care delivery supporting the residents. Training will be provide.

Shift times and hours are flexible and can be negotiated.


Homecare – Supporting people living in their own homes with care tasks, including personal care but also helping with meals and other household tasks as required.

Shift times and hours can be flexible and a driver would be preferable, although there are office and duty roles available that support the referral process and the allocation of care to carers that don’t require a driver.


Phoenix Service – A residential service supporting people with mental health needs who may be experiencing a period of crisis but don’t need a hospital admission. This is a home from home service offering low level support for short periods of time, typically up to 72hrs.

Shift times and hours are flexible and can be agreed.


Please email Ian Harris [email protected] or text or WhatsApp him on 07939 298201. Car drivers please confirm also if you have a car.



Update 27/03/2020 09:31

Good morning all,

I hope everyone is well?

Further to last Friday’s announcement from the Prime Minister, I am reviewing the Covid Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to determine if it applies to BECL. However, as you will appreciate, it is a new scheme and the details are still being developed. As discussed last week, weekly pay has been processed today as normal and monthly pay was processed on the 25th March. I will send out further announcements relating to CJRS as they develop.

Could I ask that employees refrain from using social media to ask Amanda questions. If you have any queries, then please email her and she will endeavour to respond during her normal working week ie Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17..00 hrs.

Take care and stay safe,




Update 26/03/2020 08:55

Don't stress about gas or electricity 

Phone your supplier if you have a prepay meter and inform them if you are self isolating and they will provide 2 weeks worth of gas and electricity or if you have a smart meter they will top it up. 

British Gas. 0333 202 9802

EDF. 0333 200 5100

EON. 0345 052 000

N Power. 0800 073 3000

Scottish Power. 0800 027 0072

SSE. 0345 026 2658


Update. 21/03/2020 15:00

Dear Colleague,

Now that we are in lock down at the Winter Gardens here is a quick update:

Can any employees who have not signed the form relating to payment please come to staff entrance either Sunday or Monday between 10:00 - 16:00hrs. You will also be asked to complete a form so that we can email you your payslip.

The council are looking for experienced carers to assist so if anyone has any experience of caring for a relative or has previously worked in the care industry.

If you have carer experience and are willing to volunteer (you will be paid) please call staff entrance and advise them of this before Monday at 09:00.

I do hope you are all well.

Take care,



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