World Autism Acceptance Week 2023

World Autism Acceptance Week is back from 27 March to 2 April 2023, raising awareness and support of the 700,000 autistic people in the UK. There are lots of resources on the National Autistic Society website with fundraising ideas, how to best support people with Autism and stories from people with lived experience. Find out more at

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

As an organisation, Augusta Care has a strong equality & diversity policy, that no only protects sets out protection for all our staff and service users, but also promotes equality to all regardless of gender, race (including colour, nationality or ethnic origin), disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, religion or belief.

The Company is committed to providing a working environment in which employees are able to realise their full potential and to contribute to its business success irrespective of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, part time status, age, religion or belief.  The Company values the differences that a diverse workforce brings. This is a key employment value to which all employees are expected to give their support.

Care spotlight – Mary Seacole – The pioneer of convalescent care

Mary Seacole was born to a Jamaican mother and Scottish father in 1805, and is widely considered to be the world’s first nurse practitioner. Growing up in the Caribbean she studied herbal medicines, and travelled to Britain to offer her services at the start of the Crimean war.

At the war office she was met with prejudice due to her gender and heritage, and was told she wasn’t needed. Undefeated, Mary travelled to Balaklava herself, and set up her own refuge for injured and sick soldiers called the ‘British Hotel’.

She was also known to go to the battlefield – risking her life to tend to the wounded.

After the war she returned home to nothing. To show their gratitude for her bravery and compassion, service men organised a money-raising gala for Mary in London, attended by over 80,000 people, including royalty.

Donation to FoodBank

Our Head Office team decided to pull together and make a donation to the Peterborough FoodBank instead of operating a Secret Santa again for Christmas 2022. We’ve just received confirmation that the funds have been received and are now being put to good use.

Merry Christmas from Augusta Care

From everyone at Augusta Care we wish all our service users, staff, suppliers and professional contacts a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The office will close in the afternoon on Friday 23rd December for the Christmas period and will re-open on Wednesday 28th December at 9am. The office will then close again at 5pm on Friday 30th December for the New Year period and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 at 9am for business as usual.

If you require emergency assistance during our closures, please call the office on 01733 233725 and choose option 1 at the menu to be connected to a member of on-call.

Time for a holiday…

As the Summer is upon us, so are the first of our service users’ holidays. Martin and Chris enjoyed a break away visitng various attractions including the National Railway Museum and The Deep. Looks like they both had a fantastic time away!

The importance of classroom based training

At Augusta Care, all of our staff receive a minimum of 1 week in our training room with our Training Manager to receive their mandatory induction training, followed by any other specific and specialised training that may be required. We believe this gives our new starters the best possible start with the company and we’re very proud to have received yet further positive feedback this past week.