On Wednesday 13th July, Services for Independent Living hosted a Picnic on the Park. Held on the Grange, Leominster, the picnic brought together staff and service users from across Herefordshire’s registered care providers in an informal celebration of social care.
The picnic was organised to help raise awareness of the importance of social care, to recognise the value of all those who work in care to the people they support and to create an inclusive environment for all to enjoy a day out.
Whilst enjoying the sunshine and a lovely picnic, guests were also there to take part in a record attempt; the first world record for the largest number of social care service users and staff in a heart formation taken by drone. With residents and staff from Hampton Grange & Gwen Walford Nursing Homes, Hereford Rotherwood Healthcare Lynhales Hall Nursing Home, Herefordshire Forbury Home Merrivale Farm, Ledbury Buckfield House ECHO and Leominster’s Mayor Cllr Trish Marsh as well as those from SIL, the Guinnexx World Records adjudicator (No! that’s not a typo, the real deal was a little costly) registered our attempt at 53 people.
Euan McPherson, SIL CEO, commented; “It has been a great opportunity to meet and get to know people who share our belief that people affected by disabilities can live independent lives and actively participate in society, it has been interesting hearing from staff and service users alike about all the activities and opportunities on offer. We extend our thanks to everyone who came and made this such a lovely event. We are actively recruiting and hope to demonstrate to anyone who interested in a job in care the value and variety of work undertaken.”
Many of the guests were heard to say what an enjoyable day out it had been so we expect to see many more picnics being organised and perhaps someone will take on the heart photo challenge.
If you are interested in a job at Services for Living please go to our vacancies or call 01568 616653