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Stikins ® – Name Labels for Nursing Homes, Care Homes & Residential Care Facilities

Friday, November 17th, 2017

While most Stikins ® name labels are bought (by parents) for use as school uniform labels, clothing labels, general purpose labels, we have also found that a number of our customers have given us really positive feedback about using our self adhesive name labels on the belongings of relatives or friends who are living in a nursing home, care home, or residential care facility.

Keep items safe and secure with Stikins ® name labels

Stikins ® name labels are a really simple solution to the problem of labelling multiple items quickly and securely; our multipurpose sticky name labels can be stuck onto the wash-care labels of clothing and fabric items or directly onto personal items, including books and photo albums, glasses cases and pill boxes, and food and drink containers.

Nursing Home Name Labels

Nursing homes and care homes rely heavily on the use of shared spaces and facilities (including kitchens and laundries), which makes it all too easy for items to be misplaced or mixed up. Adding stick on name labels to clothing and personal belongings is a really easy way to make it straightforward for residents, visitors, and members of staff to return items to their rightful owners.

How do our name labels work?

Each name label measures 30mm wide by 15mm high, which makes them a discrete addition to any item but also provides plenty of room to add a name (with the option to add a room number as well). They simply peel off their backing sheet and then stick on and stay on – whether you use them as name labels for clothing, shoes, bedding, boxes, containers, or individual personal belongings.

Our name labels use a unique and powerful adhesive to remain firmly stuck in place, which means there’s absolutely no ironing and no sewing required. The adhesive also means that you can use one pack of our stick on labels for clothing, fabric items, and personal possessions so there’s no need to buy different types of name labels (e.g. sew-in labels, iron-on name tapes, clip on name tags, or name stamps) for different items – these stick on labels can be used to label pretty much everything and anything.

How can I order a pack of name labels?

Orders can be placed anytime online by filling in our handy order form or you can call our Customer Service Team Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm to order by phone. We print name labels every day, Monday to Friday, which means that most orders will be despatched same day (up to 3pm; orders placed after 3pm or over the weekend will be despatched next working day). Our prices are inclusive of VAT and standard delivery (Royal Mail’s first class service) with the option to upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery service if you need to receive your name labels quickly (for example, if a friend or relative is transferred to a care home or nursing home at short notice).

While individuals can place their own name label orders (or order on behalf of a friend or relative), we are also happy to deal with nursing homes and care homes directly. If you need to order a large number of name label packs, you can simply email us the list of names (and room numbers) you would like printed and we offer a 10% discount to all nursing and care homes who order name labels on behalf of their residents.

Have A Happy #coffeemorning from Stikins ® Name Labels!

Friday, September 29th, 2017

coffee name labels

Today is Macmillan’s annual coffee morning, which aims to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by encouraging everyone to get together for a cup of coffee (and hopefully some cake too).

Whether you’ve hired a hall and a band or you’re simply meeting up with a few friends, family, or co-workers to raise some money (and your mugs), we hope you have a good time.

Someones Spilt the Beans About our Name Labels

 

While you might think of name labels as being something that belongs solely to the school yard and classroom, they can also be a small thing that makes a difference when it comes to dealing with medical conditions. Our name labels are used by people, young and old, who need to label their belongings with medical alerts or allergy information to make sure those items are safely and clearly labelled. They’re an easy way to create an extra level of security for people with medical conditions and allergies and can be applied onto all kinds of personal items, including lunch boxes and water bottles, medical supplies (and the various bags and boxes that they need to be stored in), as well as general personal items that may have more emotional value than practical importance.

We have a variety of customers who order name labels for themselves or for a friend or relative staying in a nursing or residential care facility, to provide extra security for their belongings and to help prevent the stress and worry that is caused by personal belongings going missing. Stikins ® name labels can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items (including towels, bedding, and soft toys) or directly onto personal items, such as books and photo albums, shoes and slippers, or mementoes with significant sentimental value.

Stikins ® are extremely easy to use; they simply peel off their backing sheet and then stick on and stay on – with absolutely no sewing and no ironing required. They’re ideal for keeping track of belongings that are regularly moved around in shared facilities and living spaces, or carted about quickly between different places and appointments.

You can add whatever information you like; we’ve printed labels with names, room numbers, contact information for a relative or friend, medical alerts and allergy information, and “if lost” messages.

Find out more about our Name Labels Today!

 

Our name labels can be ordered anytime online or by phone during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm); if you need to receive your labels urgently, you can give us a call and request a guaranteed next day delivery service (shipping: £5.75). All orders received by 3pm are made and despatched same day, with orders received after 3pm or over the weekend being made and despatched on the next working day. We despatch orders via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard and both UK delivery and VAT are included in the prices on our website.

Name Labels – A Small Thing That Makes A Big Difference In Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Most of our name labels are used by parents to label their children’s school uniform and equipment BUT they’re also a valuable tool for people who are helping a friend or relative as they move into a nursing home or residential care facility.

While everyone involved will be doing their best to keep things as stress-free as possible, moving into a care home can be a worrying time and is often a sudden change that is done as a matter of urgency. While we can’t take away the stresses and worries of moving into a care home, you may find that our name labels can give some peace of mind when it comes to keeping your friend or relative’s personal possessions safe and secure.

Nursing and residential care homes are reliant on the use of shared rooms and facilities, which means it is all too easy for a resident’s belongings to be mixed up or accidentally left behind in a communal space. When items are lost in this way, it can cause great distress to residents (and their friends and family) and to members of staff, who will lose precious time trying to locate missing items – time that could be spent doing much more important things.

Name labels are a simple and easy to use solution; adding a label with a resident’s name (and room number) to their personal belongings makes it extremely easy to return items to their rightful owner. We supply TWO name label products, both of which are already used by a number of care facilities across the country:

STIKINS ® name labels; our most popular product, these multipurpose labels simply stick on and stay on and can be used to label clothing and fabric items, as well as personal items.

TRONS ® name transfers; these labels do require a bit more patience to apply but create a completely permanent name label on any fabric item.

We are happy to accept orders from residents themselves or friends/family members acting on their behalf (order anytime online via our website, give our Customer Service Team a call to order by phone (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), or use one of our Leaflets to make a postal order) OR from care homes and residential care facilities who wish to order (in bulk) on behalf of their residents (please contact our Customer Service Team by phone or by email to receive a 15% discount).

Visit our dedicated information pages to find out more about our Stikins ® name labels and Trons ® name transfers; use our Stikins ® or Trons ® product pages to place an order online, or contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions about using or ordering name labels for a resident of a care home or if you would like to place an order over the phone.

Name Labels For Residents Of Nursing Homes & Care Homes

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Winter can be a difficult time of year, with a steady rise in the number of elderly people being moved into nursing and residential care homes over the last few weeks of the year. While this transition might be something that has been in the works for a while, more often than not it is a sudden change and it can be a stressful experience for both the individual and their friends and family.

While they might not be the first thing you think of, name labels can be a small way to help reduce the stresses and worries that come with the process of moving into a care home by giving residents (and their friends and families) some peace of mind by making sure that their personal possessions are safely and securely labelled.

Care facilities rely on the use of communal facilities and living spaces, which means that clothes and personal possessions may be mixed up or temporarily lost, left in communal spaces or “returned” to the wrong owner, causing a lot of anxiety to residents and taking up the valuable time of staff, carers, and visitors in the process. Name labels are a simple way to make it easy for items to be returned directly to their rightful owner.

Our multipurpose name labels (STIKINS ®) are extremely easy and quick to apply; they simply peel off their backing sheet and can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items or directly onto other personal items that a resident has with them. Stikins ® are already used in many residential homes across the UK; they are printed with the resident’s name (and room number, if preferred) and can be applied quickly and easily by staff, visitors, or by residents themselves. Our name labels have been independently tested to ensure that they will survive repeat trips through the washing machine and tumble drier (as well as dishwashers and microwaves).

We make and despatch name labels every day (Monday-Friday), so you can order and receive your labels in plenty of time (even if you have a friend or relative who is suddenly transferred into a care facility). We also offer a discount to nursing and residential care homes who wish to order name labels on behalf of their residents. You can order name labels at any time using our website (www.stikins.co.uk) or you can choose to order by phone or by post.

You can find out more about our Stikins ® name labels on our dedicated Information Page, get in touch with our Customer Service Team if you have any questions or would like some assistance placing an order, or visit our Stikins ® product page to place an order today. 

Stikins ® Name Labels – A Helpful Extra For Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Moving into a nursing or residential care home can be a stressful time for both the individual who is moving and the friends and family members around them; plus, with more and more people needing the help and care provided by these facilities, members of staff are under increasing time constraints to ensure that all of their charges receive the attention they require.

All of this means that there are more people and more belongings than ever before using the same shared facilities (e.g. kitchens and laundries) and same shared spaces (e.g. gardens and communal activity rooms), which means that the possibility of belongings going missing or getting mixed up has also increased.

The possessions that residents take with them are often of significant value to them and any mix up or loss of personal belongings will result both in significant distress for the individual (and their friends and family) and in members of staff losing precious time trying to track down items that have gone missing or sorting out mixed up items.

A simple solution is to label the items that each resident takes with them and Stikins ® are one of the quickest and easiest name labelling solutions available. These labels simply stick on and stay on, which means they can be applied by staff, friends and relatives, or residents themselves, and make it extremely quick and simple for items to be returned to their rightful owner.

Stikins ® can be used to label fabric items such as clothing, bedding, and linens (where they should be applied to the wash-care label), shoes and slippers (where they should be applied beneath the tongue or onto the side wall), containers for food and drink or medical supplies, and any personal belongings that a resident has with them.

Orders can be placed online via our website, by phone, or by post; we are happy to accept individual orders (whether these are placed by residents themselves or by friends and family acting on their behalf) or group orders (placed by a nursing or residential care home on behalf of their residents). Care facilities can contact our Customer Service Team by phone or email to request a 10% when they order from us directly. For more information about our Stikins ® name labels, please visit our Stikins ® information page.

We know that moving into a nursing or residential care home is often a situation that arises with little to no warning and can be a highly stressful process for all those involved; if you need to receive your name labels quickly, please contact our Customer Service Team by phone and we will ensure that your order is made and despatched the same day (providing we receive the order before 4pm). We can also offer a guaranteed next day delivery service for £5.75 if you wish to add this option to your order.

Name Labels For Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Name labels are a small but effective helper if you have a friend or relative who is a resident of or is moving into a nursing or residential care home.

Moving into a home can be a stressful experience, with many residents finding that the familiarity of their belongings is a reassuring and calming factor in a new environment. However, with care homes relying on the use of shared facilities (e.g. shared kitchens and laundries) to provide day to day services for their residents and with residents spending time in communal areas (for example, during mealtimes, when receiving visitors, or when taking part in group activities) it is all too easy for their belongings to be mixed up or to go missing altogether.

The loss of these items (especially personal items that are of significant emotional value) can cause great stress to residents (and their friends and family) and members of staff – who will also end up wasting valuable time trying to reunite items with their rightful owners or trying to locate items that have gone missing; time that would be much better spent looking after the residents themselves, instead of their belongings.

A name label is a simple and effective way to prevent items from going missing or from getting mixed up. We provide two types of name labels that can be used to label the belongings of residents staying in care homes:

STIKINS ® name labels are made with a flexible vinyl that is extremely smooth to the touch (so it won’t cause irritation when applied inside clothing); they can be applied to the wash care label of clothing, bedding, and other fabric items (and will go through both washing machines AND tumble driers), and can also be stuck directly onto personal items that are of significant value to their owner.

TRONS ® name transfers are an iron on name transfer that fuses and bonds with materials to create a completely permanent name label on any fabric item.

Most customers request name labels with their relative or friend’s name on, but you can also request labels with additional information, such as their room number (to make it easier to return their items), allergy or medical information (to act as an additional medical alert), or even a simple message such as “Property Of” or “Please Return To”.

While residents or their friends and family can order name labels from us themselves, we are also happy to accept direct orders from nursing homes and residential care facilities – we also offer a 10% discount to care homes who order name labels from us on behalf of their residents.

Name Labels For Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

While many people will be focused on the festivity and fun of the Christmas holidays, others will be concerned with a friend or relative who is moving into a care home this winter.

Moving into a residential or nursing home is a big change for all involved and can be quite a stressful experience. While name labels might not be at the top of your list of things to think about, they are a small purchase that can prove to be a big help in making sure that things go as smoothly as possible.

Care homes make extensive use of shared facilities and spaces; from the kitchens and laundries to the gardens and common rooms, the staff and residents (and their visitors) will be using and living in shared spaces, which means that it is entirely possible that clothing, bedding, and personal items may become mixed up or even go missing entirely.

When moving into care, having their own belongings around them can be a great source of comfort to residents, which can make it all the more distressing if these items go missing. This can also cause great stress for their friends and families, and can take up a great deal of time and effort on the part of the staff, who end up wasting their valuable time hunting down missing items, instead of spending time with their residents.

Here at Label Planet, we offer two kinds of name labels that can be of assistance in a care home environment:

STIKINS ® name labels: a smooth, flexible vinyl material with an extremely strong adhesive; these stick on name labels simply peel off their backing sheet and can be applied to both clothing and bedding (apply to the wash care label only) and to any personal items that a resident wishes to keep with them (for example, books and photo albums).

TRONS ® name transfers: these iron-on labels bond and fuse into fabrics to create a permanent name label on any fabric item, including clothing and bedding.

While residents or friends and relatives of residents can order name labels themselves, we are also happy to deal with nursing and residential care homes directly – we will offer a 10% discount to homes who order directly from us on behalf of their residents.

Nursing & Residential Care Facilities: How To Order Name Labels For A Group Of Residents

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

We have a number of nursing homes and residential care facilities who order our name labels on behalf of their residents to help prevent clothing, linen, and personal items from getting mixed up or going missing.

Moving into a care home can be a worrying experience and name labels are unlikely to be top of anyone’s list if they are moving or helping someone else to move into a facility. However, name labels can be extremely beneficial and a wonderful tool to help prevent unnecessary work for staff members and unnecessary emotional distress for residents.

Care and residential facilities tend to have a lot of communal areas and shared laundry facilities, which means it is all too easy for clothing to be mixed up or for items to go missing, which can lead to staff members spending a lot of time returning items to their rightful owners or individuals worrying about where something has gone. It can be especially distressing for residents when their personal belongings go missing because the items they keep with them will often be of particular emotional significance, meaning it can be devastating if such an item is lost.

Name labels are a quick and easy solution; our Stikins ® name labels simply stick on and stay on. These labels can be applied by anyone – family and friends of residents, staff members, or residents themselves, and they can be applied to the wash care labels of clothing or onto any personal items.

Our name labels can be ordered for individuals – by residents or by a family member or friend acting on their behalf – BUT they can also be ordered by nursing and residential care facilities themselves. These labels can save staff members a lot of time and help avoid the fallout of items being mixed up or lost entirely. Plus, if facilities contact us and order labels from us directly, we are happy to offer them a 10% discount on their order.

Which leads us to the topic of this blog: HOW TO PLACE A GROUP ORDER FOR A NURSING OR RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY.

While care homes can place an order online like any other customer, the best way to place group orders is via email (this also allows us to make sure you receive your 10% discount!).

Simply send us an email with the details of your order and we will send you a proforma invoice against which you can make payment (by cheque, bank transfer, or credit/debit card payment).

Remember to let us know: the delivery address for the order, the product(s) you want to order, the pack size(s) you want to order, and the name(s) you want printed. If you are ordering for a large number of residents, the best thing to do is to send us the names in an Excel spreadsheet.

Of course, if you have any questions or issues with placing an order you can always give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist.

A Helping Hand For Nursing & Residential Care Homes

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Moving into a nursing or residential care facility is a big and often daunting change faced by increasing numbers of people. A lot of things need to happen very quickly, often while a person is unwell or in recovery. The whole experience can be stressful and traumatic for both the individual making the move and for friends and family who are helping them to do so.

With so many things to think about, not many people think about the practicalities of day to day life while in care. Facilities tend to offer services to their residents such as cleaning and laundry, while residents themselves often share communal areas. With so many people working and living in such close proximity, it is easy for mix ups to occur between clothing, bedding, and personal items.

Name labels are a helping hand for the staff and residents of nursing and residential care homes. They help staff to quickly and easily identify who owns a particular piece of clothing or bedding, and help residents avoid the distressing situation of losing their personal belongings, which often carry significant sentimental value.

Stikins ® are a very simple to use and quick solution to the problem of items going missing in care. These multipurpose labels can be applied onto the wash-care label of garments or directly onto personal items. The soft, white vinyl label won’t cause any discomfort when garments are worn and the solid black font makes it quick and easy to identify the owner of any item that may have been misplaced or mixed up with other items.

Trons ® are an iron on name transfer, which creates a completely permanent name labelling solution for any fabric item. These labels work in the same way as transfers used to apply designs to T-shirts; they fuse and bond directly with the fabric of an item to become a permanent name label on any fabric item. These can be used to label clothing, including items without wash-care labels (such as socks), and items of bedding or linen that a resident has with them.

Commission Scheme – For Schools, Nurseries, Children’s Groups, and Nursing and Residential Care Homes

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Here at Label Planet, we run a free commission scheme, which allows participating organisations to earn money from sales of our name label products that are purchased by customers who are affiliated with that particular group.

Our scheme is open to all sorts of groups – for example, nurseries and schools can earn commission on name labels bought by parents or guardians of children enrolled in their classes; children’s groups such as Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts, or activity and sporting groups can earn commission when the parents or guardians of children who are members of the group purchase their name labels from us; and any nursing or residential care home can earn commission when a resident or a relative, friend, or care worker acting on behalf of a resident places an order with us.

So how does it work?

Once an organisation signs up with us, we assign them a unique code/ID; any order placed where that number is quoted will earn commission for the organisation. Commission is paid out once a year in October and is set to either a basic rate of 15% or a boosted rate of 25% (where the organisation places a link on their website to our website).

Our commission scheme means these groups can earn funds for any ongoing projects they are running while also promoting name labels as a means to avoiding issues with lost or mixed up property.

To find out more about our commission scheme you can:

To get signed up and start earning commission, simply do one of the following: