Older people across Rushmoor and Surrey Heath set to benefit from new community grant

Published: 22/05/2019

A popular homecare provider based in Camberley is giving away its first ever community grant – a sum of money that could benefit one local group working with older people.  

A popular homecare provider based in Camberley is giving away its first ever community grant – a sum of money that could benefit one local group working with older people.
 
Bluebird Care Rushmoor & Surrey Heath is making available £250 to one community group or project that works with older people within the local area. The group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds. The company is particularly interested in groups working in the field of dementia and mental health for older people.
 
Katerina Papamichalaki, Director of Bluebird Care Rushmoor & Surrey Heath, said,
 
“As well as providing care and 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.”
 
Bluebird Care Rushmoor & Surrey Heath offers a realistic alternative to residential care by allowing people to stay in their own homes with care and support. The care assistants’ work can involve one or more short visits a day in order to help with the everyday tasks of life. However, the service doesn’t stop there because longer duration visits are also available, including overnight help and live-in care.
 
Katerina added:
 
“The Bluebird Care Community Grant will also come with support and advice. We want to work with a local project that gives older people an opportunity to try something new and that will add benefit to their lives.
 
“Examples of the type of projects we are looking for could include gardening, leisure, recreational, help with day trips or musical activities.”
 
This new grant scheme will be launched at the beginning of April and remain open for applications until Friday 31st May 2019. For more details or to request an application form, please email michaelautonconsultancy@gmail.com or telephone Michael Auton on 07862 253514. Copies of the application form can also be picked up from the Bluebird Care office in Camberley. The address is 24 St George’s Court, St George’s Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15.
 
For more details about Bluebird Care Rushmoor and Surrey Heath visit: www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/rushmoor-surrey-heath