In these difficult challenging times it feels like I have a purpose as an employee at Murray Hall.
Although I can’t carry out to my role (Community Navigator) to its full potential, I have managed to continue to support vulnerable clients by telephoning them regularly.
Some clients live alone and a daily/weekly phone call has given them something to look forward to.
One lady said the phone call brightened up her day as it was lovely to chat about normal things. For example she relayed a story about pegging her washing out on Sunday as it was a beautiful sunny day albeit very windy. She was so pleased to have dried all her washing but then realised she had lost her new nightie. She laughed and said she hoped one of the neighbours would return when lock down was over as she’d only worn it once and it cost £16…
Another lady who has very little support in the past said that she couldn’t believe that there was support like she was receiving from SPARCS. She added that no one had done as much for her as we had and even though she was really poorly with an infected colon she felt like she mattered and someone cared.
So through maintaining contact I have managed to light up the day of clients with positive thoughts and knowledge that we are there to support them in whatever way we can.
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