Our Community Engagement Team have had a busy few months looking after our communities by tidying gardens for disabled and frail customers, taking referrals from our Housing Officers and the Sustainment team, helping at our Sheltered Schemes and redistributing second hand furniture to be used by customers in need. Unfortunately, we have not been able to use the full capacity of our volunteers due to the Covid situation, however, in November the volunteers contributed 407 hours.
Highwood Court Makeover
Our volunteers have done a fantastic job at redecorating the communal lounge at Highwood Court in Uttoxeter. Dawn the Scheme Manager said “It’s made a truly incredible difference and the residents are looking forward to using their lounge once again very soon. Thank you to the incredible volunteers for their continued support they give to the schemes"
Christmas Food Parcels
Christmas is approaching fast and the Community Engagement Team have organised to distribute 200 food boxes to the most vulnerable residents in our community. Annie our Community Officer, contacted the Community Champion at Morrisons, Alan Ball who walked around the store with Annie, pointing out suitable items to include enough basic items for 3 meals, some toiletries and a couple of festive extras. Alan arranged for 200 boxes to be packed and gave us a 15% discount. The Federation pledge financial support for this annually and sponsorship has also come from J. Tomlinson for 20 boxes and Novus for 10 boxes.
Cleaning up the Community
From fly-tipping to garden projects, our volunteers have been working hard to make our communities tidy and a happy place to live for our customers. Check out these before and after photos!