Free Valentine’s roses at Twyford cafe to help combat loneliness

Published: 22/05/2019

A HOME care company is gearing up to play cupid by handing out roses on Valentine’s Day in a Twyford cafe. Read the full article on here.  

This Wednesday, kind-hearted staff from Bluebird Care will be playing Cupid and will be out delivering roses and cards to the elderly in an effort to combat loneliness.

The company said that their decision to act in this way has been spurred on after local MP Theresa May appointed a Minister for Loneliness last month. It said that it understands that no one should be left isolated and alone and so are working hard to tackle this within our local community.And, as part of their efforts, they will also be providing companionship  to those they visit helping to alleviate loneliness on this special day.

And to put its time where its mouth is, Bluebird Care is planning to hold coffee mornings in cafes across the borough,  inviting local residents to come and make and meet new friends.

In Twyford,  there will be a community cafe at Emma’s Kitchen on Wednesday, between 11am and noon, where they will hand out the roses and well as offer a listening ear.

And Bluebird Care’s business development manager, Rebecca Hawkins, added: “We have been doing this now for over four years providing activities to combat isolation for our customers.  Emma’s Kitchen owner Emma Saville, said: “This is such a fantastic initiative and we look forward to working with Bluebird Care on this and many more initiatives in the future.”

“We are proud to extend this to the wider community and helping more people in our local community. It’s on days like Valentine’s and other special dates that make people feel more lonely and Bluebird Care staff really want to make a difference.”

Bluebird Care is creating a group of volunteers to help its work to combat loneliness in the community. To offer your time, call the Woodley-based company on 0118 907 6439.