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Radfield Home Care York launches free Christmas Companions service

7 December 2021

Local News

Written byEd Gill

Radfield Home Care York launches free Christmas Companions service

Radfield Home Care York, Thirsk & Ryedale has launched its new initiative to combat loneliness and isolation amongst York’s older people in the run up to Christmas.

The Christmas Companions campaign provides a free companionship and befriending visit to the city’s older people before Christmas. The time can be spent simply chatting over a cup of tea, video-calling relatives who live out of the area or perhaps even a bit of helping icing this year’s Christmas cake.

Director at Radfield Home Care York, Thirsk & Ryedale, Ed Gill explained why they have launched this new initiative:

“Christmas is the time of year when we all like to visit friends, family and socialise. However, our older neighbours aren’t always able to socialise in this same way, and can often end up feeling extremely lonely and isolated as the dark and colder nights set-in.

“We wanted to do our bit to help change this for our elderly residents in York and surrounding areas. So this year, we have decided to create our free Christmas Companions service. Our team of Care Professionals are on hand to nip in to local residents and spend an hour with any older person and be that friendly face to lighten up their day!”

Research conducted by the University of York identified 1.4mn older people in England were experiencing significant loneliness before the coronavirus pandemic struck. After many months of lockdowns and the impact of Covid-19, this number has now increased further.

A Homecare.co.uk Top 20 Group award winner, Radfield Home Care York, Thirsk & Ryedale supports the region’s older people to remain comfortable, happy and fulfilled whilst living in their own home. They specialise in delivering companionship, care and support services with a team of supported, empowered and well-paid Care Professionals.

To find out more about the Christmas Companions campaign, which runs until 23rd December, you can contact Ed and the Radfield Home Care York, Thirsk & Ryedale team on 01904 530 118 or email [email protected]. You can also visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk/york to find out more about their person centred care and support services


Ed Gill

Ed Gill

Owner & Director

Ed has many years experience supporting home care businesses throughout the country to develop services that provide the highest standards of support for clients and Care Professionals.

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