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Radfield Home Care Supports Community Radio

1 July 2017

Local News

Written bySamuel Holmes

Radfield Home Care Supports Community Radio

The radio is important to all of us at Radfield Home Care.

We love to wake up to it and continue to listen to a variety of radio stations while we travel into the office every morning. Most of our carers also work alone and the radio provides them with an important companion between care visits. Some of us listen to music, while others prefer something more challenging that makes us stop and think. Importantly, we all have the opportunity to share what we’ve heard with others and can even enjoy listening to something together once in the office.

Radio as a Companion for Older People

For many of our older clients, the radio has a particularly special place. It is where they first heard plays, news broadcasts, music and for some, children’s entertainment. If you want to know the significance of radio to an older person, ask them to recall some of their memories of World War II and how people kept up to date with what was going on in a world that was rapidly changing.

Radio: A Window to the World

Some people of our community will be able to recall the morning of September 3rd, 1939. By this time the entire population of Britain had been issued with gas masks and almost everyone in the country huddled around ‘the wireless’ to listen to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced we were at war with Germany. No outside TV broadcast, no pictures, but an instant connection between broadcaster, listener and the unfolding events which would change the course of history forever.

Samuel Holmes, owner, and Director at Radfield Home Care Bexhill, Hastings & Battle, will be interviewed by Bexhill FM on Thursday 6th July at 9.00 AM. Samuel explained:

“Radfield Home Care are tremendously proud to support Bexhill FM radio station as it offers a platform for the local community to have a voice and empowers people to express their views on issues which matter to them. Understanding each other and our differences can only help a community overcome the challenges we all face. We were also pleased to hear health and wellbeing is a priority for the station and hope to raise awareness of how excellent home care services supports people to remain living as independently as possible. We are confident that our passion for raising the standards of home care is shared by the local community. Given the positive response we received at our recent launch event, we know this is achievable.”

Bexhill FM Director Richard Harris responded to say:

“We hope Radfield Home Care’s involvement this year will be the start of an ongoing relationship and we know our audience look forward to tuning in over the next two weeks to listen to their expert knowledge of social care services in our local community”.

Radfield Home Care welcomes the partnership and would like to wish the whole Bexhill FM team every success for the future.


Samuel Holmes

Samuel Holmes

Director & Owner

A former social worker, Samuel has a passion for supporting people to lead fulfilling lives.

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