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Care firm's call to shout "hello" at lunchtime

 
Created on 05/11/2020 @ 07:06
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A Newtown care provider is urging people to open their windows at lunchtime and shout hello to their neighbours.

Abacare is continuing it its support for the charity campaign in November.

Abacare says it feels it is important to back the initiative throughout the autumn and winter months, when elderly and vulnerable people might be feeling their lowest.
 
Caroline Jones, Regional Manager at Abacare, which has offices in Newtown, said: “Earlier this year, we saw Communicare in Southampton’s idea to encourage people to shout ‘cooee’ or ‘hello’, or any form of friendly greeting, from an open window or over the garden fence, wall or hedge at a safe social distance to their next door neighbours, each lunchtime.
 
“It was a great way for people to know they had others around them who cared during the pandemic, when we were all staying at home more than usual, and we feel it could be just as important as we go into the autumn and winter months, when elderly people don’t tend to venture out as much as usual due to the weather and darker, colder evenings.
 
“Even if they can’t see them or their windows aren’t open, we hope enough people will continue to do this at 12noon nationwide every day to help those who are housebound realise they are not alone. We think this is a great idea, not just for our service users but also for anyone at home in these uncertain times, who might like to hear a cheery voice.”
 
Abacare operates a professional Care Management Team that is committed to providing high quality care to individuals in their own homes.
 
The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person-centred care to people throughout the UK.
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