May 21, 2013
A brother and sister, who spent 25 years living together at their home in Codenham before being separated in 2012, have been reunited with the help of the Care UK team at Paddock House care home in Eye.
Reginald, aged 70 and his older sister Marina, 79, have shed tears of joy in celebrating living under the same roof again. They were separated in August last year when Marina was admitted to Ipswich hospital. Whilst she was there, Reginald moved into Paddock House care home.
After hearing that Marina was living in a care home in Ipswich, both care home teams did all they could to arrange for Marina to move back to Eye to be with her brother at Paddock House. The brother and sister had only seen each other once during the eight months they were apart but now enjoy spending time together every day.
Reginald said: “I’m very pleased to be living with my sister at Paddock House as we are the only two left in our family. We had always promised each other that we would stick together.”
Kym Denney, home manager at Paddock House, said: “We are thrilled to have reunited Reginald and Marina. They are both very close and protective of each other and we are very pleased to be able to provide them with a safe, happy and comfortable environment where they can live together.”
The Care UK team at Paddock House are also helping to maintain other elements of Reginald and Marina’s home life. Both have always loved animals, in particular dogs, so the team has arranged for a local dog owner to visit regularly.
On 1st December 2012 Care UK took over responsibility for Suffolk County Council’s existing 16 residential care homes and eight wellbeing centres, welcoming over 500 residents, including those at Paddock House in Eye. At the same time over 900 former Suffolk County Council employees transferred on their existing terms to be part of the Care UK team.
For further information see www.careuk.com/suffolk or call 0333 321 0956.
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