We are getting behind a campaign to help battle loneliness among the elderly (November, 2017).
We are supporting Bisto’s Spare Chair Sunday campaign and are encouraging people to offer up a spare chair at their Sunday Lunch to an older person who would otherwise be eating alone.
Sundays are traditionally a day for getting together with the family and sharing a delicious roast dinner but for one in seven elderly people, it can be one of the loneliest days of the week, which is why we’re supporting The Bisto Together Project and Contact the Elderly’s campaign.
We want people across Wales to offer a comfy chair to an elderly guest in a bid to help combat loneliness. It could really make someone’s day and you could end up making a great new friend who you can share food and conversation with on a regular basis.
Many of our carers are getting behind the project and offering a chair at their own Sunday lunch table to any service users who might be alone. We’d also love to see people from across Wales getting involved too, people can send us photos of their special Sunday lunch guests via Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or tweet us @visitabacare.
Anyone can take part in the Spare Chair Sunday campaign but having a downstairs toilet and easy access to the home is a must. People can find out more about the campaign at www.bistotogetherproject.com.
People who take part in the Spare Chair Sunday campaign are the types of caring and good natured people we want working for us. They have a natural affinity to care and we would encourage them to consider taking on a position in the industry with us or even just working a few hours per week to help an elderly person in their home.
We provide a valuable service to the people of Wales and new staff are needed on a daily basis. We offer free, full training and the opportunity for career advancement. We’re also very flexible with working hours, so if anyone is interested in joining the team, they should get in touch for more information.