On Thursday 20th April staff from Avantes’ Home Care and Support service, took a number of service users out for a day trip to the Kent Life Museum, Maidstone.
The Home Care and Support team arranged the day trip to support service users to engage with others and feel part of the local community.
The service users and staff had the opportunity to feed and stroke the many free-range livestock, including- sheep, pigs, horses, donkeys, goats, poultry, rabbits, geese and alpacas.
After a picnic lunch and tea and cake in Dottys’ Tea room, service users were ready to meet the people who helped the Garden of England grow and acquaint themselves with the homes and lifestyles of Kent’s rural past in the Vintage Village.
Lisa Hann, Head of Home Care and Support said, ‘We had a wonderful day out and it was great to see the plan come together seamlessly, which certainly helped having the weather on our side! The service users were looking forward to the trip as much as we were, and it was a great way to integrate home care service users and spend a day out of their homes; as for many, this is where most of their time can be spent. The service users loved reading about the history of Kent and exploring the collection of original buildings. We all feel very strongly about wellbeing support at Avante and supporting people to live vibrant and fulfilling lives. We can all see the positive benefits day trips like these have on the people we care for and support’.
Avantes’ Home Care and Support service provide a wide range of care and support from personal care, support with wellbeing, companionship and much more. The recent day trip to Kent Life is a perfect example of how the care team can support service users across Bexley and Kent to join in with day trips and interact with others.
Avante Home Care and Support provides a range of care and support services including, personal care, medication support, shopping, housekeeping and night care. To find out more, visit www.avantecare/homecare.org.uk or call 01795 597454.