Maghull day service able to stage celebration thanks to grant from CVS

Maghull day service able to stage celebration thanks to grant from CVS

by Henry James (July 2022)

HOME from Home Sefton (CIC) has issued a thank you to Sefton CVS for awarding them a grant of £500 which allowed them to provide a Jubilee Celebration for people in their community living with dementia and their carers.

Home from Home, based in Maghull, is a small, unique day service providing personalized/holistic support for adults who are socially isolated, living with early stages dementia, and those who are unable to access their local community independently.

Michelle Rossiter, managing director of Home from Home-Sefton said: “The idea of the celebration came from our loved ones reminiscing about previous street parties, how much they enjoyed them, and how disappointed that there was nothing planned within their own streets this year.

“Together we planned a recreation of their much loved street parties in the comfort and safety of our very own Therapy Garden.

“Thanks to the funding from Sefton CVS we were able to provide entertainment on the day, our loved ones unanimously chose the fantastic Asa Murphy to sing. The wonderful Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Clare Carragher came along to support us and join in with our Royal quizzes and entertainment.

“Morrisons Maghull kindly provided supplies for our buffet. The beautiful students at Crosby High School made our fantastic decorations. Local businesses such as Gemma Louise Hair Salon, Caked Out Liverpool, and the Welled Blundell Lydiate generously donated raffle prizes along with generous members of the community, where we managed to raise £116 for our day trips. Thank you so much.

“On the day, the typical British weather let us down, but rather than disappoint everyone and cancel, the wonderful Val Bridges provided us with the use of Maghull Parish Hall at the last minute.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all involved, this was truly community spirit at its best, and all our loved ones who attended on the day had an amazing time, with one beautiful lady describing it as ‘the best day of her life’. This is how much this type of support means to individuals living with dementia. It was a truly amazing day. All photos and videos of the day can be viewed on our social media pages.”

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