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Social Care Provider and Supported People Donate Care Packages to Homelessness Charity

Adult social care provider National Care Group and individuals supported by its Affinity Supporting People services in the north west recently undertook a meaningful initiative to create and distribute care packages to vulnerable people.

Colleagues and supported people donated essential items such as water bottles, tissues, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and food items for the care packages. These were donated to the Accrington charity Maundy Relief, which supports the needs of people in the local community.

National Care Group empowers people to achieve their full potential and be active in their local community. The initiative to help vulnerable people and support a local charity was the idea of Affinity Supporting People support worker, Siana Rawcliffe.

Siana said: “As part of our community engagement, we thought it would be a good gesture to support those less fortunate than us. Maundy Relief is a local charity near our services.

“We were truly blown away with the donations received from colleagues. Three supported people attended the charity’s community lunch to distribute the care packages with support from our team. They have all stated it was an ‘eye-opener’ and ‘heartbreaking’ to hear some of the stories from the individuals they met.”

Maundy Relief said: “Maundy Relief is very grateful for National Care Group’s help to support people in need in Hyndburn with these super care packages. We provide a community lunch for approximately 40 people every day and these people are often without the essentials in life – food, water or a hot drink, shelter, and basic toiletries. It means so much when our community pulls together to help those less fortunate, and we thank National Care Group for their compassion and humanity.”


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