Housebuilder keeps Milton Keynes care home residents connected with tablet donation
Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated a second Facebook Portal to Care Homes in Milton Keynes, as part of a wider outreach in the area. The latest donation to Kents Hill Care Home aims to help residents keep connected with friends and family.
The device is one of five Portals that have been donated to care homes across the South East, including two in Milton Keynes. These will be available for all residents to use to keep in contact with loved ones, which will help to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Anu Godagama, Care Manager at Kents Hill Care Home, said: “As an organisation, we at Kents Hill Care Home would like to express our deepest gratitude for this donation from Barratt and David Wilson Homes. It has allowed us to support our residents to stay connected with their loved one during these difficult and strange times.”
Jason Hearn, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “As the UK adjusts to the ‘new normal’ we are aiming to continue to support care homes with technology designed to give residents more options when connecting with family and friends.”
As part of its UK response to support the fight against coronavirus, parent company Barratt Developments has so far donated over £100,000 to the NHS Charities Together appeal, which supports 250 NHS charities across the UK collectively. It has also donated personal protective items, including thousands of high quality FFP3 face masks, gloves and hand sanitiser, to local NHS hospitals and social care services.
Jason adds: “2020 has seen some unprecedented challenges that we have all had to face. As a company, Barratt and David Wilson Homes are aiming to support the individuals and organisations most affected by this. By shining a light on some of our most vulnerable members of society, we aim to continue to support Buckinghamshire care homes.”