Staff at Nottingham care home, Fairway View, have selflessly contributed stock from their own kitchens alongside generous donations from the local community to provide essential food and toiletry packages to local families who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns.
The care home team partnered with food banks around the area, donating essential goods packages including toilet roll, hand soap and sanitiser, long life milk, tea bags, fruit, tinned goods, fish and meat, vegetables, pasta and some sweet treats including biscuits, chocolate and gummy sweets. The contributions from the home will go some way to helping ensure that local people do not go without this winter.
Residents at the Bulwell care home helped staff organise stock and pack bags ready to be delivered to the local food banks. Mavis Wood, who has lived at Fairway View since 2018, said, ‘I think it is excellent that our team wanted to be involved in helping out the community at such an unprecedented time. It is a true testament to their commitment to caring and nurturing for the people around them.’.
Fairway View Lifestyle Manager, Heidi Duffy, said, ‘There are so many people throughout the nation that have been heavily impacted by this virus. When we heard the heart-breaking accounts of how some families and their children were not able to obtain the food they needed, it became apparent that we could really help. Everyone has rallied round to gather as many donations as possible and it has been incredibly rewarding to know that we have helped families in the area’.
Fairway View, operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides 24-hour residential and dementia care on an inclusive fee basis and their unique Ideal Fresh Living initiative ensures that the home remains at the forefront of infection control procedures to keep residents and staff safe. For more information about Fairway View, contact the team on 0115 975 8770 or visit https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/