STROKE sufferers in Newark were given the opportunity to hear more about the importance of a service provided by Newark and Sherwood Homes at an event held last week (7 Mar).
Front line staff, delivering the Careline service from the housing provider, visited the Newark Stroke/Aphasia Group at Parson’s Mount to meet more than 25 people who have suffered from a stroke. During the session, the team discussed the benefits of the service and how it can support people to live independently and confidently.
Careline is a service offered by Newark and Sherwood Homes, to help people live independently in their own home. It’s a 24/7 service providing assistance at a touch of a button – through either a unit installed in the house or a pendant. It can be activated in and around the house allowing people to feel secure even when they are on their own.
Rebecca Mallory, tenancy assistant and Sarah Sturgeon, street warden at Newark and Sherwood Homes led the talk and discussed the benefits of using the Careline service, as well as demonstrating how and when to use it.
The housing provider is working in partnership with local support groups to help people to live independently with crucial help at hand when needed.
Dee Morley, president of the Newark Stroke/Aphasia Group, said: “I must admit, we were unsure as to whether the Careline system would work for many of our members, as often, people who have had a stroke don’t regain their speech. However, through the great session we had with Newark and Sherwood Homes, we found out that a Careline service is accessible to everyone, including those with Aphasia.
“Both Rebecca and Sarah were fantastic during the session, they had prepared everything to be clear and easy to understand, so all of those in attendance were able to find out about how the Careline service could benefit them personally. The session was such as success, that 13 of our members made private appointments straight away.”
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