Apr 17, 2014
Disabled and older people receiving care in their own home received an early Easter treat on Wednesday 16 April when some of Care UK’s community services team and members of the Intel Corporation distributed Easter hampers around Swindon.
The team at Care UK’s Swindon branch helped Intel to distribute 60 Easter hampers they provided for Care UK service users. The hampers contained an Easter Egg, hot cross buns, a plant, wine, a soft toy, Easter cakes and much more and were decorated with bows, butterflies and balloons.
Tina Ward-Smith, who manages the Care UK branch, said: “The boxes were beautiful and it was wonderful to see people’s faces as they received their hampers. Some got very emotional and they were so touched and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing with people saying how delighted they are with the gift. Intel has been very generous and made a lot of people’s Easters very special.”
Care UK’s services in Swindon enable people to continue living independently and can also provide a sense of companionship. The team supports people with many different requirements including older people needing daily support, adults with physical disabilities and parents with disabled children.
Tina said: “We’re committed to helping our service users to stay in their own home for as long as they wish to, so if there is a specialist need that a support worker needs to meet, I’ll arrange the necessary training. To be able to say ‘yes, we can do that’ is a wonderful feeling. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to be able to provide a level of service that enables a person to maintain independence.”
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