Following on from my last post and all the positive news, personally it has been a very difficult few days for me as my dear mum, the matriarch of the family, died unexpectedly but I have to say, very peacefully. What has astounded me is the amount of care and support that has not only been shown by family and close friends but also by colleagues (and when do they become friends?……) who have said just the right thing and who made me feel very comfortable and comforted. No doubt I will need their ongoing support and comfort for the next few weeks and beyond but I know it will be there….
In the meantime, Care4all life continues and as you can read in another news piece, the interviews for the National Autism and Learning Disability Awards went very well; a great time was had by all so it’s fingers crossed! As far as I am concerned they are all winners (rather corny but resoundingly true!) and the Living our Lives Service just goes from strength to strength. Several members of staff (plus the Scheme Coordinators daughter!) gave up their weekend to decorate the bedrooms of two siblings we support in a lovely little bungalow. The siblings, joined by their sister who shares the same bungalow and who had previously had her bedroom decorated by the same lovely gang of people, spent a weekend at the Care4all luxury caravan at Thorpe Park, Cleethorpes. They then returned home to find their bedrooms freshly decorated; how wonderful is that!
Finally, the rest of the office based team have moved into the Eleanor Centre today; it is really good to be based all together again and it is all thanks to our great partners, Navigo, that we can be.
Jo Barnes – Care4all CEO