Bluebird Care Scarborough & Bridlington tackling social isolation at Christmas

Published: 22/05/2019

Yesterday we were proud to be a part of a Christmas lunch event organised through Jackie Sygrove to try and help combat social isolation at Christmas. The idea was inspired by the Age UK/John Lewis ‘Man on the Moon’ campaign this year. 

Yesterday we were proud to be a part of a Christmas lunch event organised through Jackie Sygrove to try and help combat social isolation at Christmas. The idea was inspired by the Age UK/John Lewis ‘Man on the Moon’ campaign this year.

Over 90 elderly and vulnerable adults were invited to come for a Christmas lunch with gifts, cards made by primary schools in the area and entertainment brought to us by Project Choice an organisation helping young people with learning difficulties live independently and gain work skills.

All the food and accompanying items were kindly donated, as was the use of the The Street in Scarborough as a venue. The food was cooked and served by volunteers and all transport was provided free on the day to make sure that everyone was able to get there and back safely.

We are delighted to say that the afternoon was a great success. Many new friendships were made over the course of the afternoon, and the communication between projects meant that people will be able to get involved in more in the future, thus lessening their isolation. On the day we were joined by twenty of our customers, and five of our care assistants who were helping out.

Big thanks to Steph Harbron, Kym, Burkett, Grace Debaughn, Joyce Chamberlain and Sarah Young who all attended and helped out for the afternoon.