A Swadlincote care home recently welcomed key workers to enjoy homemade treats with their staff and residents. The event was so popular, the care home now invites keyworkers every Friday from 12:00-16:00.
Cadley Hill View care home, situated on Darklands Road and operated by Ideal Carehomes, launched ‘Give Back Friday’ in April, inviting local key workers to the care home for a chip butty and a hot or cold drink.
David Godrich, the Home Manager at Cadley Hill View, said:
‘We thought it would be a great idea to give back to the community, so our residents discussed what we should all do. We originally hosted ‘Give Back Friday’ as a one-off event, but we got such an overwhelming turnout that we decided to do it every Friday.’
‘The key workers, emergency service workers and professionals that come along are welcome to stay and get to know our lovely residents, or they can take their treat away. We know they have busy jobs!’
As the days became warmer, the staff and residents at Cadley Hill View decided to change their ‘Give Back Friday’ treats from June, from chip butties to sweet treats and desserts for visiting workers to enjoy in the sun.
One resident, Marie Thompson 97, said:
“We really do appreciate the national services that go unrecognised far too much, it was a joy to see them rest and relax and have some fun for an hour.”
Niall Garner from the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said:
‘We really appreciate Cadley Hill View care home giving back to the emergency services. Many thanks to all the brilliant, helpful staff and residents.’
All key workers in the Swadlingcote area are welcome to pop by Cadley Hill View each Friday between 12:00 and 16:00 for a treat and a chat.
Cadley Hill View is a brand-new purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, the home provides person-centred care and a full and varied activities programme.