The Stockport office of at-home care company, Home Instead, chose to do something different for their clients this month by taking them out on a special day trip to Blackpool.
Owner, David Moore and Care Manager Michele Bushell thought it would be nice for some of their clients to get together and have a great day out. There were a few ideas of where to go but by far the favourite was a trip to the seaside in Blackpool where they all had spent time in their younger days.
David hired a 12 seater minibus to transport the five clients and their six caregivers from Stockport to Blackpool.
The group congregated at the Home Instead office before setting off to Blackpool, everyone hit it off straight away and they didn’t stop chatting all day.
They headed for the promenade and enjoyed the brisk sea air before sitting down for a traditional fish and chips lunch. In the afternoon they all went to browse the market stalls and of course finished off the day with a visit to the pier.
One client commented “It was so lovely to be taken on a day trip and to meet some new friends. It also felt good to have a change of scenery. I haven’t been to Blackpool for years and it brought back a lot of fond memories. I was so pleased that I had the opportunity to go with such a lovely group of people.”
David said “The seaside and particularly Blackpool means a lot to older people as it was a main holiday destination for them in their youth. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and it is great to be in a position where I can make a positive change to someone’s day.”
The group got on so well that they were busy planning the next adventure on the way home and talk was of a weekend trip next time!
Home Instead is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading care companies. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from personal care to companionship, meal preparation, housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, specialist assistance with dementia and Alzheimer’s care, shopping and errands. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information on the services offered by Home Instead in Stockport call 0161 491 2925 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk