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Ron's recce road trip with Home Instead: First stop to Daybreak Respite Care, Laleham

Ron's recce Road trip

Ron’s recce road trip with Home Instead: First stop, Daybreak Respite Care, Laleham

Home Instead Windsor, Runnymede, West Spelthorne is a care provider that offers outstanding support to help their clients stay living happily, healthily, and independently in their own homes. Their services are personalised to each client’s unique needs and preferences, ensuring that they receive the best possible care and support. They are committed to promoting socialisation and mobilisation, recognising the importance of staying active and engaged in the world around us.

At Home Instead is proud to have client Ron from Bedfont who is very sociable, friendly and has an adventurous spirit. Ron has agreed to join us as an honorary community team member, and over the next few months, Ron will be joining the community team to check out the local activities and events that are geared toward seniors across Bedfont, Stanwell, Staines, Egham, Laleham and surrounds, and then write up some notes on what he finds to share with other clients.

First on the list to try out was a local day centre called Daybreak Respite in Laleham which runs every Tuesday from 10am – 3pm. Daybreak Respite is a day centre that provides a range of activities and services for older adults and people with disabilities. The centre is run by a nurse care manager and her team of dedicated volunteers who create a welcoming and friendly environment and are committed to utterly spoiling all who attend. The centre offers a welcoming and friendly environment, where people can socialise, make new friends, and participate in activities that promote health and well-being.

Ron was delighted with his experience and enjoyed his visit to Daybreak Respite. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and the activities they had planned were fun and engaging. Here’s what Ron had to say about his reccy visit with Community Engagement.

“On a bright Tuesday morning I accompanied Jo to Leylam Rd, Staines where we easily found parking by the entrance to St. Peters Church Hall to be warmly greeted by a DayBreak volunteer. We were seated in the half circle of 30 or so persons of retiring age entertained by a folk singing guitarist. We were overwhelmed with enquiring interest from all sections of those present, even an Ex Mayor. Jo was highly amused (and a little jealous) that I was offered a lovely glass of sherry before lunch which was served at 1pm. I was seated with some lovely, friendly ladies. Lunch was served; chicken, mushroom & potato pie followed by pastry and custard, delicious. The afternoon Sam from Home Instead Community Team also joined us. After lunch I was invited to participate in a quiz and various games. It was a great day.”

If you or a loved one is looking for a day centre that prioritises fun, engagement, and socialisation, Daybreak Respite in Laleham is an excellent choice, running weekly on Tuesdays, 1oam-3pm from at St Peters Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines. (free to trial a morning or afternoon visit / £10 trial the day including lunch, then £30 daily on-going, with potential for transport available.) Visit their website to learn more: [].

We’re all excited to see what else Ron discovers, and we can’t wait to hear what he thinks about these events. It’s going to be really helpful for our clients to have his insider perspective, so they can decide which activities they want to check out. We’re grateful to have Ron on board with us at Home Instead as both a client and community team member, and we know he’s going to be a great asset on our mission to connect the community and encourage mobilisation and socialisation.

If you are looking for a home care provider that prioritises socialisation, mobilisation, and outstanding support, Home Instead Windsor, Runnymede, West Spelthorne is an excellent choice. To learn more about their services and how they can help you or a loved one, visit their website and get in touch with their team.

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