Surrey-based maritime care home establishes dedicated Health & Wellbeing team to support staff and residents

Maritime charity The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, which runs a nursing care home for former seafarers, has established a brand-new dedicated Health and Wellbeing team to focus on individual person-centred care and support the emotional and physical wellbeing of its elderly residents.

Led by George Parlapan, the Society’s Health and Wellbeing team will work with the care and nursing teams to ensure each and every resident receives the best standard of individualised care.  The team will also promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion within the organisation, with tailored support for their staff and residents’ physical and emotional wellbeing.

The Society, which delivers expert care to former seafarers and their dependants, including those living with dementia, supports nearly 70 residents at its care home, and provides sheltered accommodation for 24 individually living tenants.

George, the Society’s Health and Wellbeing Specialist started his career at the Society as a care assistant in December 2018 and has consistently demonstrated his dedication to supporting those in his care and to boosting their overall wellbeing. George has an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care and is currently working towards a Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care with wellbeing-focused charity and membership organisation NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) to support his new role.

On his new position, the Society’s Health and Wellbeing Specialist, George Parlapan said:

“I couldn’t be happier with my new role at the Society, and I am excited to take on the challenge of leading our specialist Health and Wellbeing team as it grows in 2021 and beyond. When it comes to health and wellbeing, we know that one size doesn’t fit all, and we will be working towards individual wellbeing programmes for all of our residents as part of our goal to provide completely bespoke individualised care.”

George is one of a number of internal promotions the Society has made so far this year, including Alice Mitroi taking on the role of Home Manager at Belvedere House – the Society’s nursing care home – and Luiza Jipa replacing her as Deputy Clinical Manager after four years as a nurse and Infection Prevention and Control Lead at the home. The charity strives to support the career development of its long-serving team and this summer is looking to bring in new talent to its team, hoping to recruit two entrepreneurial and caring individuals to work with George as Health and Wellbeing Specialists.

On the formation of the Society’s new specialist team led by George, Alice Mitroi said:

“George has always been passionate about improving every day for residents. From ensuring they are taking part in activities that improve their overall wellbeing – whether it be their mobility or mental health – to being proactive in suggesting new ideas to support wellness at the home, George is the ideal fit for the role of Health and Wellbeing Specialist, and I couldn’t think of better person to lead our new team.”

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