Bluebird Care Hillingdon supports Rare Disease Day 2019

Published: 22/05/2019

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

Bluebird Care Hillingdon is supporting Rare Disease Day on Thursday 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 theme is ‘Bridging Health and Social Care’ and focuses on bringing together medical and social services to help those living with a rare disease with the everyday challenges they face. Whilst the campaign aims to improve knowledge amongst the public; it also targets researchers, healthcare professionals, public authorities and policy makers to address the situations of those suffering from rare diseases.

Alvin Osei-Tutu, Director of Bluebird Care Hillingdon, commented:

“We at Bluebird Care feel strongly about the need to recognise Rare Disease Day. It is important to raise awareness about rare diseases as 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.”

For more information about 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 contact Bluebird Care by calling 01895 231211, emailing hillingdon@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or visiting their website http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/hillingdon/home