East of England & London – #stayhomeandstaysafe stories

April 28, 2020

During these difficult times our teams are doing all they can to support the people within our services in innovative, caring and thoughtful ways. Read more about how our support teams in the East of England and London are achieving this.

46 The Grove London Borough of Hounslow

All this lovely weather we have been having is a reminder that there’s nothing better than sitting in the sunshine in a pub beer garden with your favourite tipple.

With everything currently shut the team at 46 The Grove have found a creative way to bring the pub to them every week with the launch of ‘The Grover’s Pub’ – an exclusive member’s only pub with VIP’s in attendance. 😊 The pub boasts snacks that will accommodate any connoisseur’s palate as well as an array of the finest non-alcoholic beer and soft drinks!

Harvey Lane Norfolk

The team at Harvey Lane decided to take advantage of the lovely weather to throw a picnic in the garden. Everyone got involved in the garden games and ‘N’ has now become pen pals with the neighbours. Below is a lovely photo of her with a beautiful card that she received from them.

*Please be advised this photo was taken prior to the current PHE Guidance, ‘Covid 19: How to work safely in a care home’ coming into effect.

Oban Street – Suffolk

The individuals at Oban Street love getting out and about in the community, especially shopping so to help them adjust, the team had the brilliant idea of opening a store in the garden. Staff encouraged people to donate a range of goodies including things that the individuals particularly love like CD’s of 90’s music. The individuals are enjoying making regular visits to the shop every afternoon.

Deansbrook Essex

The Deansbrook team have been really inventive using an empty space within the service to create a library and a coffee shop for the guys they support to visit. This is really important particularly to ‘V’ who relies on his visits to the library in town. He now gets up, puts his shoes on and visits the library in house to choose a new book or DVD’s.

To see all the amazing support our teams are providing, Tik Tok Challenges, our ‘Sing a Rainbow’ challenge in Makaton, together with a whole host of activity ideas, easy read guides and other stories from around the regions, see here.