Community grant contributes towards Christmas meal for the elderly
Award winning provider of local homecare, Bluebird Care Newham & Tower Hamlets, recently donated £200 to Poplar HARCA over the Christmas season to help pay for a festive meal for the elderly.Award winning provider of local homecare, Bluebird Care Newham & Tower Hamlets, recently donated £200 to Poplar HARCA over the Christmas season to help pay for a festive meal for the elderly.
The local care provider launched the grant scheme last year to benefit other organisations who work with older people in the Borough.
Poplar HARCA, a highly respected local housing association organised the meal, and on Tuesday 19th December representatives from Bluebird Care went along to present the cheque and join in the festive spirit.
Anoop Sekhon, Managing Director at Bluebird Care Newham & Tower Hamlets, said:
“As well as providing care and companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives such as this.
So many neighbourhoods thrive because of volunteers who work tirelessly to run community groups, host events and provide services that benefit others. Much of this work involves supporting older people who, without regular coffee mornings, day-trips or lunch clubs, would be left isolated at home.
The Christmas meal was wonderful and it was great fun joining with our local residents to celebrate.”
Bluebird Care is a provider of care in the home. They specialise in working with customers who live with dementia, physical and learning disabilities, and work alongside their families, Social Services, GPs and Clinical Commissioning Groups to ensure each person receives the care they need.
In the year ahead, Bluebird Care Newham and Tower Hamlets will continue to make available the grant to a community group or initiative that works with older people within either of the Boroughs. The group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds.