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Harrogate Neighbours tackles loneliness this Christmas

15th Dec 2023 - 05:00
Harrogate Neighbours tackles loneliness this Christmas
Staff at Greenfield Court Care, part of not-for-profit care provider Harrogate Neighbours, have been offering more than just care this festive season in a bid to tackle feelings of loneliness amongst the elderly.

The staff at Harrogate Neighbours have spent weeks donating gifts, from toiletries and chocolates, to client’s in the community who may not receive a gift this Christmas. 

Lynsey Robinson, registered care manager at Greenfield Court Care, commented: “Over the years we’ve got to know our clients very well – Christmas can be a very lonely time for older people, especially those who have lost loved ones, or those unable to leave the house due to their health, so we wanted to do something special for them.”

Doreen, who has been receiving care at home from the Greenfield Court Care team for over 12 years said, “I got such a surprise when the elves turned up, I was quite taken back.

“My husband passed away earlier this year, so this will be the first Christmas I have spent on my own without him. The lovely girls brought me a festive mug, cozy socks and they have also invited me and a friend to have Christmas Day lunch at The Cuttings.”

Written by
Edward Waddell