On this week’s episode, Tobi is joined by executive director of the National Care Forum, Vic Rayner. The NCF is a membership organisation for not-for-profit organisations in the care and support sector and, in this episode, Vic tells Tobi about the first time she heard the words Covid-19, they discuss how important technology was in aiding the pandemic response, and Vic explains what the care sector needs to learn from the past year.
“Staff had to be everything for those they cared for.” - Vic Rayner
“The biggest challenge was the overwhelming sense that people didn’t really know what this was. They didn’t know how to stop it.” - Vic Rayner
“Care is about people’s lives. What you can do to improve and change people’s lives.” - Vic Rayner
“Care is passion and excitement and fulfilment.” - Vic Rayner
About the Host:
Tobi Ali-Usman graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA Honours degree in Business & Digital Media, and then later worked his way to head up the Health Care Division at a global advertising company in the UK, growing his passion for online marketing in the healthcare space. In 2016, Tobi became the Founder of specialist care sector focused online marketing agency, Smooth Digital, where he currently holds the position of Marketing Strategy Director. In 2020, Tobi launched his own Podcast, Tea with Tobi, aimed at care home and home care professionals who want to have their questions answered, listen to growth-focused conversations and get solutions to the obstacles within the care sector.
Special thanks to our sponsor MeetMyBrian
MeetMyBrian.com is an exclusive web-based application assisting care homes in arranging, managing and controlling both in-person and virtual visits during this Covid-19 pandemic.It provides a healthy communication system to the resident’s families and care homes, helping them in save hours of emailing and phoning. MeetMyBrian ensures the safety and comfort of staff, families and residents by avoiding large gatherings, providing them with more visiting hours and freedom.