New Bluebird Care Hub opened in Kingsclere

Published: 22/05/2019

New Bluebird Care Hub opened in Kingsclere to help local community access care and support services for older people across NW Hampshire and West Berkshire.

New Bluebird Care Hub opened in Kingsclere to help local community access care and support services for older people across NW Hampshire and West Berkshire.
 


Home and Live In Care providers, Bluebird Care Hook & Kingsclere and Bluebird Care Newbury, launched their new Bluebird Care Hub in Kingsclere to provide information and resources relating to adult social care as well as offering space and resources for charities and local organisations working with and on behalf of older people.  Located on the ground floor of their new offices in Kingsclere, this new facility will provide a range of literature from care service providers and charities giving information about the products and services that are available to people looking for care and support for a loved one.
 
In addition, local charities and groups will also be able to use the onsite training facilities including a suite of moving and positioning equipment and book space for client and staff meetings. The Hub includes a quiet break out area, a kitchen and disabled facilities.
 
The Bluebird Care Hub was officially opened by local MP Kit Malthouse on Friday 9th March in front of invited guests representing a broad range of local and national charities, Kingsclere Medical Centre, churches, county, borough and parish councillors, village services and residents wanting to know more about the new Bluebird Care Hub will benefit older members of the community.
 
Kit Malthouse said;
 
“I was very pleased to be asked to open this new facility which will play such an important role in supporting services for older people in the community. People can never have too much information when it comes to making decisions about looking after the care needs of someone they love. The Bluebird Care Hub provides this in a warm and welcoming environment. It was wonderful to see so many people at the opening representing such a broad range of charities and community groups.”
 
Navigating the complexities of the care system is not an easy task, especially when most people’s first experience of needing to arrange care is when there is an immediate need due to some form of crisis at home.  Members of the public will be able to drop in to the Bluebird Care Hub for advice and support on a range of issues around caring for a loved one including; what care options are available, assistive technology, disability and mobility aids, modifications that can be made in the home, care funding, accessing legal and financial advice, local and national care charities and not for profit organisations as well as local support and friendship groups.
 
Phil Miles, Director of Bluebird Care Hook & Kingsclere, said,
 
We are thrilled to be able to provide this exciting new facility for the local community and were delighted by the numbers of people who attended our official opening last Friday.  The many conversations we had with representatives from local charities and community groups clearly demonstrates the need for this type of information hub and space for provision of local services for older people.  We look forward to forging strong partnerships with other local organisations through 2018 and beyond.”

The Care Hub is a joint venture between the Bluebird Care offices in Kingsclere and Newbury.  Both providers offer a range of home and live in care services, whether that’s a weekly visit, round-the-clock live in care or anything in between, they help with your essential needs – leaving you to enjoy the life and level of independence you choose.  They offer compassion, companionship, continuity and reliability.  They’re by your side – to laugh, smile, listen, support and care.  Bluebird Care home and live in care means keeping all the things that matter to you close at hand, in the environment you know and treasure.  They simply add a trusted companion, by your side as often as you’d like.
 
Bluebird Care Hook & Kingsclere and Bluebird Care Newbury have a strong belief in supporting groups and charities working with older people and in 2016 they launched their first community grant scheme to provide funding for local charities working with older people. Six different grants have been allocated helping a range of projects since that time.
 
If you are part of a charity or group which provides services to older people across NW Hampshire or West Berkshire and would like your leaflets and information displayed in the Care Hub, please call Michael Auton on 07862 253514 or email michaelautonconsultancy@gmail.com.