Older People – Bluebird Care Oxford community grant scheme closing date 22/2/19

Older people across Oxfordshire set to benefit from new community grant

An Oxfordshire care at home provider is offering special festive spirit to charities and organisations working in the county, by giving away its first ever community grant – a sum of money that could benefit one local group working with older people.

Bluebird Care Oxford is making available £250 to one community group or project that works with older people within Oxfordshire and the local area. The group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds. The company is particularly interested in groups working in the field of dementia and mental health for older people.

Robert Mezo, Director, said,

“As well as providing care and companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives.

“So many neighbourhoods thrive because of volunteers who work tirelessly to run community groups, host events and provide services that benefit others. Much of this work involves supporting older people who, without regular coffee mornings, day-trips or lunch clubs, would be left isolated at home.”

Bluebird Care Oxford offers a realistic alternative to residential care by allowing people to stay in their own homes with care and support. The carers’ work can involve one or more short visits a day in order to help with the everyday tasks of life. However, the service doesn’t stop there because longer duration visits are also available, including overnight help and live-in care.

Robert added:

“The Bluebird Care Community Grant will also come with support and advice. We want to work with a local project that gives older people an opportunity to try something new and that will add benefit to their lives.

“Examples of the type of projects we are looking for could include gardening, leisure, recreational, help with day trips or musical activities.”

This new grant scheme will remain open for applications until Friday 22nd February 2019. For more details or to request an application form, please email michaelautonconsultancy@gmail.com or telephone Michael Auton on 07862 253514. Copies of the application form can also be picked up from the Bluebird Care office in Oxford. The address is Innovation House, Parkway Court, John Smith Drive, Oxford, OX4 2JY.

For more details about Bluebird Care Oxford visit www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/oxford.     

Contact:  Michael Auton on 07862 253514 or email michaelautonconsultancy@gmail.com