The care team and some of the residents at West Farm have been focused on gathering as many donations as possible for the care home’s local food bank, Newcastle East Food Bank.
The team and residents, with the help of family and friends, have lovingly filled boxes full of baked beans, sanitary wear and toiletries, canned fish and meat and dried foods such as biscuits, pasta and rice which they’re lovingly dropped off last week.
Loraine Brunton, General Manager of Craig Healthcare said: “Our Deputy Manager, Zahra Karimi thought of the idea given how much we read about those living in poverty, especially young families and older members of society. The cost of living is extremely high these days with even basic food and drink supplies costing so much, no matter how savvy you shop. With the masses of delicious food and drink around at this time of year, we are also well aware of those who simply can’t afford even the most basic elements that create a nutritiously balanced meal, let alone a stupendous Christmas dinner. This is why we decided to have a collection in the run up to Christmas and donate as many boxes filled to the brim with food as much as possible!”
Residents were also involved in the collection and helped to pack the boxes too. It’s important that residents are aware of current issues and involved in their local communities as much as possible and this was a great way that they could help others in need. We hope we have made someone’s Christmas with our donations!
"I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."
"Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."
"From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "
"This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "
"All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."