This week we were excited to host our first socially distanced PramaLife event, since lockdown restrictions eased. The event was held outside, with limited invited attendees. Hand sanitiser was available for those attending, and staff were wearing PPE.
The tea party gave carers, and those they care for, the chance to enjoy an afternoon tea and entertainment in the open air, providing a change of scenery whilst maintaining social distancing. The prepacked afternoon tea boxes were kindly provided by local catering company Airo’s Catering and funded by The Leonardo Trust.
As well as some company, the event also provided practical support, with information on what the charity are working on, and a chance to talk about the help available for those caring for somebody during this time.
Talking about the event, Sue Warr, PramaLife’s Pathways Manager said:
“The PramaLife team have missed being able to see people in the community. With restrictions beginning to lift, it was lovely to host an event for carers this week, to provide some light relief during a difficult time.
Caring can be very rewarding, but without the right support it can be challenging. We wanted to show local carers that we are there for them, working closely with the Leonardo Trust to provide additional support they may require”.
Post event feedback was positive, with one attendee praising the team:
“It was lovely to be treated to a tea and have the event put on for us. Despite my husband’s reluctance to come I knew he’d enjoy it when we got here, and he’s really enjoyed the social interaction. Thank you very much”.