The Heathers give soup to the homeless at Christmas
Local care home The Heathers, in Kettering, who specialise in supporting adults with a range of complex needs including learning disability and autistic spectrum disorder have raising awareness of homelessness and the local shelters that support them.
On the 21st December colleagues from The Heathers and some of the people they support cooked and handed out soup to the homeless people of Kettering Town. The cause is one very close to the hearts of everyone at The Heathers with one supported individual having spent time living on the streets in the past himself.
The event organised by support worker Sarah Carr was to provide awareness of the homeless people in Kettering but also to raise the awareness of the shelters that help homeless people and the support that they need.
The event was supported by Palmers Butchers who provided all the ingredients for the two soups provided, homemade vegetable soup and bacon broth. There were a number of people who visited the stall and all were very complimentary about the soup, rolls and chocolate provided.
The event also provided an opportunity to promote “Johnny’s happy place café” a community place for people needing support, on Rockingham Road in Kettering which is also attended by people from The Heathers. Sarah hopes to arrange more events like this one throughout 2017.
The Heathers is a residential service, which specialises in providing accommodation and support for 12 adults with a range of complex needs, including learning disability, complex needs, dementia and mental health issues.