Bluebird Care Croydon supports Rare Disease Day 2021

Published: 22/02/2021

Bluebird Care Croydon is supporting Rare Disease Day on Sunday 28th February.

Bluebird Care Croydon is supporting Rare Disease Day on Sunday 28th February. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of rare diseases, their impact on people’s lives and the need for further investment in medical research.

A rare disease is any disorder which affects a small minority of the population. These diseases have devastating effects on people and their families, with most rare diseases having no cures and can exist for years, undiagnosed.

This year’s key message is “Rare is many. Rare is strong. Rare is proud.” The theme highlights the fact that there are over 300 million people across the world who have a rare disease. In fact, it is likely that you may know someone who has been affected. The day aims to raise awareness that people living with a rare disease often do not have access to diagnosis, treatment, care and social opportunities. It is important to show support to the rare disease community and advocate for equity and equal opportunities.

Dean Slade, Director of Bluebird Care Croydon, commented:

“We at Bluebird Care feel strongly about the need to recognise Rare Disease Day. We must raise awareness about rare diseases as 5% of the world’s population is affected by a rare disease. 1 in 20 people will develop a rare disease at some point in their life.  

We need to take a step towards understanding what rare diseases are and how we could help improve people’s lives.”

Show your support for Rare Disease Day and visit: www.rarediseaseday.org/article/about-rare-disease-day

Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure that each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details about Bluebird Care Croydon by calling 020 8686 9496, emailing croydon@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or by visiting their website www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/croydon/contact-us