Hammersmith Community Gardens Association awarded £250, thanks to Bluebird Care

Published: 22/05/2019

A community initiative based at Ravenscourt Park has received a £250 funding boost, thanks to a local homecare provider.  

A community initiative based at Ravenscourt Park has received a £250 funding boost, thanks to a local homecare provider.
 
The Hammersmith Community Gardens Association supports older people, and others who feel lonely and isolated, by encouraging them to take part in gardening and outdoor enrichment activities.
 
Their work at the park over the years has proved to be a real lifeline for those that need it the most.
 
In July they applied for funding from the Bluebird Care Hammersmith & Fulham Community Grant Scheme – a sum of money set aside by the organisation to support local projects.
 
Bluebird Care Hammersmith & Fulham Managing Director, Soheila Amin, 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.
 
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.”
 
Soheila added: “We were very impressed by the work of the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, and therefore had no hesitation in awarding them £250 from our Grant Fund.”
 
Last Tuesday, Soheila Amin visited the Association to congratulate the volunteers and staff on their hard work and present them with the cheque.
 
The photo shows Soheila (centre) awarding the cheque to Zoe, project coordinator, along with volunteers and project director Cathy Maund (second, right).
 
For more information about the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association visit their website www.hcga.org.uk
 
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 contact Bluebird Care by calling 020 8743 5308, emailing  hammersmithandfulham@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or by visiting their website  www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/hammersmith-fulham/home