As well as providing a responsive repairs service and major works at our Sheltered Housing Schemes, our contractors provide another important connection for many of our residents.
Vallectric, Mears and WG Wigginton’s (and the local pub Gertie Brown and Universal Laundry) have collectively made a generous donation of £500, which will go towards the annual Sheltered Housing Easter Tea Dance on 16th April.
To show the kind contractors their appreciation, our Sheltered Housing staff and residents held a thank you lunch at the Drummond Court sheltered scheme in Font Hill.
Danielle Richardson, W G Wigginton’s Resident Liaison Officer, said: “We’ve worked on Barnet Homes’ Sheltered Housing sites for many years. We’re happy to support events that provide a positive environment for older people to get out and about and socialise.
It’s so important because most of the time they don’t have family around. From my experience, when we start jobs we find out no one talks to each other. But sheltered housing jobs tend to be my favourite, as you want to go the extra mile to make sure they are comfortable.”
One of our SH residents, Iris, agreed these types of events really help older people in the schemes benefit from that all-important social interaction.
Iris said: “I enjoy coming out and mixing with people – as well as having a good gossip. We’re all looking forward to going to the annual Easter Tea Dance.”
So, thanks to our generous contractors, the annual Sheltered Housing Easter tea dance looks set to be a cracker!
Pictured front l-r: Danielle Richardson WG Wigginton, Jenny Lucas Vallectric ; Charmaine Carr Mears
Back l-r Susan Blackburn Sheltered Housing Manager, Julian Griffin Vallectric, Anne Flynn Sheltered Housing Manager, Bernadette Sheltered Housing Manager and Jane Loizides Sheltered Housing.