This week is Care Home Week, when we celebrate and thank the teams of carers who work in our care homes and other types of residential settings. It’s also a time to celebrate the residents, who give so much to their local communities. At Field Lane we have 12 supported living projects, each providing a home for up to six adults with learning disabilities. Every client has their own ensuite bedroom, sharing a living room, kitchen and garden. Carers provide one-to-one support.
Why did you want to be a charity trustee with Field Lane? After spending two decades running and helping build successful teams and businesses in the financial services and technology sectors, I co-founded Novacies Capital with the aim of helping companies in their growth journeys. On the charity front, I wanted to offer this experience to organisations in the not-for-profit sector, where I believed I could offer the most meaningful impact (nothing close to the work that the
Melanie’s story is familiar to many of the young women in our care. She was referred to our project at Andrew Provan House (APH) due to homelessness. At that time, she had a two-year-old child and was pregnant. For the past two years Melanie had been forced to move from several different addresses, which had a detrimental impact on her mental health. When she arrived, she was very anxious and afraid she would be moved on yet again. As her mental health deteriorated, so did he
This week is Carers Week. It’s more important than ever that we recognise the crucial role carers play in our local community. The Covid crisis has put the spotlight on the amazing work carers do in supporting and caring for the most vulnerable people in our society. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, in particular of unpaid carers, to recognise the challenges they face and help them to access much-needed support. With carers in focus we also want