Getting together with Walton Charity to award a grant to local stroke group

Published: 22/05/2019

Walton Stroke Group has been awarded the Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede Community Grant.

Walton Stroke Group has been awarded the Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede Community Grant.

Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede opened for business back in 2010 and ever since has been working hard to provide a daily care service to local people, as well as supporting local organisations.

Jonathan Billington, owner of Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede, said:

As well as providing care & companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives. We were all delighted when Walton Charity agreed to match fund our community grant doubling the benefit for Walton Stroke Group.

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.

Walton Stroke Group recently received a cheque for £500 in recognition for the work the group does in assisting and sustaining stroke survivors in adapting to life after stroke. The group hopes to open up new opportunities for stroke survivors, subsidised physiotherapy being a key area. Other activities offered include games, outings, speakers, manicures and weekly raffles. None of this would be possible without their volunteers and grants and donations from the community.

Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede was inspired by the dedication of those involved at the group and the positive impact they have on the lives of those living with a stroke.

Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede offer a realistic alternative to residential care by allowing people to stay in their own homes with care and support. Their work can involve one or more short visits a day in order to help with the everyday tasks of life. However, their service doesn’t stop there because longer duration visits are also available, including overnight help and live in care.

For further information about Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede’s home care services, please contact the team on 01932 567593 or by email elmbridge@bluebirdcare.co.uk.