This is the first of my regular posts about the life and times of Care4all and what it is like to run a smallish (but ever expanding) charity in North East Lincolnshire.
The good news is that some of us are settling into our new office at the Eleanor Centre, Eleanor Street, Grimsby. Our quest for new accommodation has been going on for quite a while since we realised that we were starting to run out of room at Grant Thorold Community Hub. We were delighted when Navigo CIC, with whom we work closely in partnership, offered to accommodate us at the Eleanor Centre; it’s great and feels like a bit of a luxury to have so much room. I am looking forward to relocating the rest of our team to the Eleanor Centre and hoping that we can do this in the coming months.
It’s a very busy time in Care4all and our great staff teams are working harder than ever to provide the best service possible to the hundreds of vulnerable people we support in North East Lincolnshire. The ever expanding Meals on Wheels Service is now finding itself delivering further afield in both Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire villages and they are receiving excellent feedback. Living our Lives, our supported living service, is successfully providing a service to an increased number of people and we have formed a partnership with a housing provider which will mean that we can find the right sort of good quality accommodation for the people we support and care for. PASS, our direct payment support service, continues to help many people who are in receipt of a direct payment to find the right support at the time when they need it.
And let’s not forget our finance and payroll team – as well as providing financial support and payroll to Care4all, they also provide a payroll service for other social enterprises so life is extremely hectic at the moment.
It never fails to amaze me the level of commitment and ‘going that extra mile’ that our staff demonstrate on a daily basis. I’m extremely proud of Care4all and everything it does and although on occasions it feels very hard, it is 100% worth the effort!