Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Celebrating 2017 National Carers’ Week at Charlotte Straker House.

By 12th June, 2017 News No Comments

This week is Carers’ Week in the UK.

It’s a national awareness week that celebrates the contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who provide unpaid care for a disabled, ill or older family member or friend.

To support the week, we have organised a photo with our latest community respite care bed resident – Peggy Walton – with all of the Charlotte Straker staff involved in her care.

Peggy is 100 years’ old, and is a farmer’s wife from Bellingham in Northumberland.

Her family organised a week’s stay in the charity’s Community Respite Care Bed, and Peggy had a full team of nurses and care assistants looking after her during her visit.

Peggy said “I’m very happy here. I’m very fond of the nurses and we’re having lots of good chats. They are looking after me very well.”

She has really enjoyed her stay, and loves chatting about Northumberland and the farming community and about the families she knows in the area.

We have loved looking after her – come and see us again soon Peggy!

The photo shows in the back row from l to r – Claire MacDonald (RGN), Jill Urwin (Senior Care Assistant), Iwona Proszowska (Deputy Manager) and Merilyn Jewitt (Senior Care Assistant).

In the front row from l to r – Carol Scott (Care Assistant), Peggy Walton (Respite Resident), Emma Warren (Senior Care Assistant).

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