When ClarkeCare was started in 2014, one of its aims was to be able to give something back to the local community. Finding a way we could do that led us to meeting the fabulous team at Gatehouse.

Gatehouse was born in 1986, and has since grown to become a well known and respected charity in East Anglia. Read more about the charity here. Amanda, Elaine and the team at Gatehouse are the most warm, welcoming people I’ve ever met. (They are also award winners 😊) So it didn’t take long to realise that this would be the local charity ClarkeCare would support.

Each week we schedule our CPA’s (care professional assistants) to go and help out at the brilliant luncheon clubs. Gatehouse hold these each week for older people who enjoy social activities and spending time with good friends. Our CPA’s love spending time with the clients that attend and come back to the office buzzing with stories of fashion shows and singing.

Recently Gatehouse were fortunate to have a fish tank donated to them by Belinda Johnston (Our Special Friends) so we decided to buy some fish for the tank. The clients that visit Gatehouse love the fish tank and are now having the pleasure of watching the tank fill with colourful fishes.

Photo taken by The Bury Free Press

But we still wanted to help more.

Elaine asked us would we like to sponsor a room whereby relatives can have quiet time with trained professionals. Here they can talk about their worries, concerns or the support they need to care for their loved ones. We jumped at the chance and donated £1,000 to open the Rose Room. The very lovely Mayor, Julia Wakelam cut the ribbon and opened the room.

Photo by S.Curtis

Without a shadow of a doubt ClarkeCare are very proud to support Gatehouse and the fantastic service they provide to the community. Long may our partnership working continue.

If you need more information about how Gatehouse can support you, click here

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