RESIDENTS of Collins House, Corringham enjoyed an outing to the Civic Hall, in Grays, on Tuesday 6 December to join in with a festive afternoon tea with live entertainment.
The group of 10 residents – including six people requiring wheelchair assistance – were supported by staff and volunteers for their afternoon out and assisted by Mark Jennings and his team on arrival at the Civic Hall.
The day was the idea of Wendy Barnard, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, and Sheryl Kirkby, Marketing Coordinator, who arranged the afternoon tea after their successful Macmillan coffee morning run at the Civic Hall.
A raffle was held with all proceeds going to Thurrock Stroke network with prizes donated from Sainsburys, Wilko and more raising over £500.
Collins House, as residential care home, is at the forefront of innovation and transformation of care services for vulnerable older people providing permanent, interim and reablement beds for local residents in need of residential care.
Cabinet Member for Children’s and Adult Social Care, Cllr Sue Little, said: “I was really happy to hear the residents at Collins House had a wonderful time – dancing and having fun.
“I know our residents are keen to go on more trips and although this can pose some challenges – the team at Collins House residential care home really do believe in going the extra mile to ensure residents are treated with dignity and respect.
“I would encourage other agencies, organisations or services who enhance the lives of older people get in touch with Collins House to see how working together can help the lives of our residents.”