Elderly start new year with a boost
ELDERLY residents have been given a cash boost for days out.
Cheshire East Council has handed over £1,000 to St Clement’s Court residential home as part of its Giveback scheme.
The money will be used to help provide trips out and social contact to help improve residents’ quality of life.
Councillor David Brown, the deputy leader of Cheshire East, visited the residential home on Hobson Street, which is run by non-profit organisation Alpha Homes, and shared a cup of tea with the residents.
He said: “It gave me great pleasure to visit St Clement’s Court and present the cheque for £1,000.
“We’ve recently been able to award a number of grants for a wide range of community causes – but this one is a bit different.
“This is a grant from the Cheshire East Giveback scheme, to help fund a range of activities for the residents at St Clements, and so provide a better quality of life to some elderly people in our community – ensuring that they get proper social contact, and some trips out. Certainly, from the warm reception I received when I arrived, everybody is genuinely appreciative of the support.
“Residents are happy and the staff are clearly doing a great job. I am sure that this funding will be well utilised.”
House manager Gill Bassett said: “We are really grateful for this grant from Cheshire East because it will have such a positive impact on the lives of our residents – enabling us to organise more days out as well as other activities to enrich their lives.”
Resident Sue Reed added: “The staff here are absolutely fantastic.
“Our house manager, Gill, is the best we’ve ever had and, likewise, Sue Hampson is the best housekeeper we’ve ever had – and we love it here.”
St Clement’s Court includes 28 studio apartments and four one-bedroomed apartments.