Month: February 2019

Sugarman Health & Wellbeing Celebrate Service Excellence Awards

Sugarman Health & Wellbeing were delighted to be announced as winners of the  Professional Services category at the Watford BID Service Excellence awards at Watford Colosseum on 12th February.

The annual awards recognise excellence in customer and client service in Watford town centre. Run by Watford Business Improvement District (BID), businesses across 15 categories were awarded for their exceptional service following the results of a public vote, an independent mystery shopping visit and customer exit interviews.

Andra Munteanu, Resource at Sugarman Health & Wellbeing, was also commended in the ‘Excellent Employee’ category at the awards.

Mark Woolley, Complex Care Director at Sugarman Health & Wellbeing said “This is a real honour for our team – a fantastic recognition for how far we have come as a business and how hard our team work every day for our service users and clients. Special mention to Andra Munteanu who was commended on the night in the excellent employee category.”

Watford Business Improvement District (BID) was set up in April 2016, after businesses voted on its creation in October 2015. The BID sees a diverse range of businesses in the town centre join forces for the greater good of the town. The BID is funded by Watford town centre businesses in the form of a levy. The BID aims to improve the town centre so that it excels as a place to work, a place to do business, a place to shop and a place to visit.

To find out more about the services Sugarman Health & Wellbeing provide, please click here.

For further information about the Watford BID Service Excellence Awards 2019 visit: www.watfordbid.co.uk/excellence-awards.

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The Watford BID Service Excellence Awards, best Professional Services winner, Sugarman Health and Wellbeing.
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The Watford BID Service Excellence Awards, best Professional Services winner, Sugarman Health and Wellbeing.
Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

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The Watford BID Service Excellence Awards, Excellent Employee, RUNNER UP, Andra Munteanu from Sugarman Health and Wellbeing.
Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

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The Watford BID Service Excellence Awards, Excellent Employee, RUNNER UP, Andra Munteanu from Sugarman Health and Wellbeing.
Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

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Understanding the risk factors of Dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK have this week shared their findings from a survey around the public perception of the risk factors of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, say “The findings highlight enduring misconceptions around the physical nature of the diseases that cause dementia as well as low understanding of the risk factors for dementia, which is now the leading cause of death in the UK.”

The Dementia Attitudes survey consists of 2,361 interviews conducted in June and July 2018 and reported that “only 1% of UK adults can name seven known risk or protective factors for the dementia (risk factors: heavy drinking, genetics, smoking, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes, protective factor: physical exercise) and 48% fail to identify any.”

Alzheimer’s Research UK stated their key findings to be:

  • More than half of UK adults (52%) now say they know someone with dementia.
  • Only half (51%) recognise that dementia is a cause of death* and more than 1 in 5 (22%) incorrectly believes it’s an inevitable part of getting older.
  • Only 34% of people believe it’s possible to reduce the risk of dementia, compared with 77% for heart disease and 81% for diabetes.
  • Three-quarters (73%) of adults would want to be given information in midlife about their personal risk of developing dementia later in life, if doctors could do so.

Read the full article from Alzheimer’s Research UK here.

You can find out more about reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s here.

To volunteer to take part in dementia research, visit www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk or call 0300 111 5111.

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World Cancer Day 4th February 2019

Sugarman Group is proud to join the #IAmAndIWill campaign for World Cancer Day 2019.

#IAmAndIWill

Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world. It’s time to make a personal commitment.

The theme: 2019 – 2021

2019 marks the launch of the 3-year ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. ‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.

A 3-year campaign for impact

World Cancer Day is a campaign built to resonate, inspire change and mobilise action long after the day has passed.

A multi-year campaign offers a chance to create long-lasting impact by increasing public-facing exposure and engagement, more opportunities to build global awareness and impact-driven action.

You can get involved in World Cancer Day in many ways:

  • Get personal – Create your own custom social media post with your own personal message of the commitment and share it with the world.
  • Light up the world – Make a statement by lighting up a significant landmark, monument or building to be illuminated on World Cancer Day in the colours of orange and blue in your city.
  • Translate materials –  Volunteer translators help to make World Cancer Day campaign materials, including posters, infographics and factsheets, as accessible to as many people as possible.
  • Spread the word – Write an op-ed, blog story, record a video message, feature World Cancer Day on your website, an article in your newsletter, or reach out to a local journalist.
  • Join the action – Show your support by showing up. Find an event near you on the Map of Impact, sign up to attend, participate or volunteer.
  • Create an event – Inspire others by hosting your own World Cancer Day event. From flash mobs, free screenings, record breaking attempts, conferences, fundraisers to fun runs, add it to the Map of Impact to spotlight the awesome work that you are planning.

To get involved, click here to find out more.

Take a look at the World Cancer Day 19_Infographic_FA

 

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