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Home care service for disabled adults keeps spirits up with ‘quirky quarantine’ activities

First Hereford

First Key Hereford, a service which provides support at home to disabled adults in Hereford and the surrounding area, said it is making “quarantine quirky” with creative and fun activities.

The facility, which offers support for adults with a range of physical disabilities, learning disabilities and complex health needs, has continued to provide activities and care for its service users throughout the country-wide lockdown.

To help everyone feel more at home, staff have come up with creative ideas, including outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and games to keep spirits up until restrictions on visits or outings are lifted.

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Gemma Ingram, team leader at First Key Hereford, said: “COVID 19 has not spoiled our fun at all. We are having an absolute blast. Staff morale has been and is absolutely impeccable and all our service users are happy and content. As always, our days have been filled with creativity and fun, with much more to come.

“We’ve been making birds’ nests, gardening, even juggling toilet rolls and dressing up as surgeons, and a little in-house competition.

“To see the smiles and to hear the determination in our service users’ voices during this difficult time has never made me so proud to work with such an incredibly dedicated and supportive service.”

John David, a service user at First Key Hereford, said: “I was really worried when I was told that things would have to change for a bit and that we couldn’t do a lot of things we’re used to doing, but the staff are doing their best to make it fun for us.

“My favourite thing to do was the gardening, because I like being outside and the weather has been lovely.”

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