Care company joins Salvation Army to help community

Alyson Slatcher, Assistant Care Manager and Melissa Fleming, Care Manager with the donated gifts

Alyson Slatcher, Assistant Care Manager and Melissa Fleming, Care Manager with the donated gifts

Local at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care has joined forces with the Salvation Army to bring their heart-warming gift giving scheme to the local community this Christmas. The gift-giving scheme, called ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’, will provide gifts for older people who are on their own and attending a free Christmas meal, organised by the Salvation Army.

Over 40 presents have already been donated by Home Instead caregivers, local community members and support groups. The Home Instead team will present the gifts to the Salvation Army, who will distribute the gifts at their free Christmas meal.

The Salvation Army Christmas lunch will take place on Christmas Day at Winchester Church on Parchment Street in Winchester.

Speaking about ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’, owner of Home Instead Jan Gapper said, ‘We are really excited to partner with the Salvation Army, who provide so much support to the local community.

‘This Christmas initiative will allow us to distribute gifts to people who really need them and the Christmas meal will provide support to vulnerable, elderly people living in our local area.

‘At Home Instead we provide companionship-led care to older people in their own homes, who are assured of regular company from their caregivers.

‘We are hoping that the ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign will allow us to reach out to the many older people who, perhaps, don’t receive as many visitors as our clients and who would really appreciate knowing that local people are thinking about them this Christmas.’

For more information on the services provided by Home Instead please call 01962 736681.