HC-One homes across the north of England have organised a hamper initiative, that saw representatives from the homes hand out hampers in the local community, to combat loneliness, isolation and bring a smile to people’s faces this Christmas.
Residents and Staff at the Victoria House care home in Stockton, recently decided to give back to their local community this Christmas, after the local community pulled together to help the home during the coronavirus pandemic.
This year has been a difficult year for everyone and a year where everyone has had to pull together. Residents at Victoria House care home nominated individuals in their local community who they felt, truly deserved a surprise with the delivery of a wonderful Christmas hamper.
Victoria House care home surprised Ronnie Dawson, Elsie Taylor, Margaret Clish, Kath and Olwyn Rusk on the 15th December with their hampers, they were overjoyed with the gifts which helped them feel remembered and appreciated during the festive season.
Ronnie Dawson, who is currently shielding at his home, said: “I can’t thank you enough for the love and care you provide for my wife and you’ve made my day.”
Margaret Clish, who lives nearby and is a full-time carer for her husband David, said: “What a wonderful surprise to be nominated, thank you all so much”.
Kath Plews, Scheme Manager at Priory Court, received a gift for a Resident at Priory Court who wished to remain anonymous. Kath said: “Thank you so much for the lovely gift.”
Victoria House Home Manager, Sarah Dodsworth said: “It’s really great to share some Christmas kindness to those in the local community who are either isolating or have shown our Residents and staff kindness throughout the year”.
Regional Quality Director, Lisa Morehead “We are extremely thankful to those in our community for the love and support that they have shown us through these unprecedented and challenging times. To be able to offer a token of our appreciation was only fitting and we hope that the hampers we delivered, bring the same feelings of joy and warmth that they have given us through 2020!”