Customers in our supported housing schemes across the south west have been creating dazzling festive displays in their windows as part of a drive to spread tackle loneliness and isolation in the lead up to Christmas.
Many people will spend this Christmas in supported accommodation and after a difficult few months of being isolated from their families, customers at Springfields in Bristol have been decorating their windows in a Christmas competition, with the most festive design winning a prize. A socially distanced Christmas lights tour will take place over December where customers will be able to view their neighbours’ decorative efforts. The entire scheme has been made to feel like a magical grotto as Christmas music greets you as you enter the building and the entrance is adorned with sparkly Christmas decorations.
Dee Griffiths, Scheme Manager, said: “Decorating their windows is a great way to bring people together for a bit of fun competition. We have arranged lots of extra special activities this year, such as festive quiz’s and we are sending goody bags to them all with treats and gifts inside.”
Customers and colleagues at Tennyson Court in Taunton have enjoyed taking part in the festive tea’s, games and receiving goody bags.
Jenny Endean, Young Person Development Manager said: “Christmas can be a difficult time for many and especially this year more than ever it is important for people to feel loved and cared for. That’s why across all our supported accommodation we have put on a range of events to bring people together in a safe way and give people something to look forward to and celebrate.”
Hundreds of customers across our supported housing have taken part in Christmas activity including Rockhall House, The Paddocks and The Orchard.
Kirsty Purdom, Scheme Manager has organised goody bags for residents to be delivered, Christmas Day lunch trays to be overlaid with Christmas decorations, Christmas Day Tea for extra care customers and a Christmas Decoration Tour, where customers have decorated their windows so that others can take a tour around the scheme to see them.
Well done to our teams for helping to make Christmas special for our supported housing customers.