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Fantastic February and March Winds (Leila, part 7)

Posted on 4th April 2019 by

Leila and Halima

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. In this regular series, Leila shares her thoughts and experiences with us. Thank you Leila!

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Lots happened in February and it was a time of extremes. The changes in my care meant I was plunged into a world of being cared for by strangers. I was very ill and my mobility suffered a severe blow. I was bedbound for the whole of the month and in severe pain.

During this time, I was so grateful for my two volunteers who visited regardless of the mess I found myself in. I was in a dark place, but their visits brought sunshine, happiness and smiles. I think laughing was a bit too much to expect, but for a couple of hours every week, I was immersed into familiarity and safety. My family visited a few times, but their minds were focused on problem solving and helping me physically. My volunteers afforded me light hearted chit-chat, time to relax, and made me tea and coffee – something I was incapable of doing myself.

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December Diary and Happy New Year (Leila, part 6)

Posted on 28th February 2019 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. In this regular series, Leila shares her thoughts and experiences with us. Thank you Leila!

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In December, the lifts in my block of flats were down. At first it was purely an annoyance. I set about cleaning and my Daughter’s family helped put up the Christmas decorations. We baked mince pies, my Granddaughter helped make some sourdough shapes and we painted them to go on the tree. I was busy wrapping presents and double checking there were plenty of Xmas cards to give out. I may have been stuck indoors, but I was busy and happy.

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Winter (Leila, part 5)

Posted on 20th December 2018 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. In this regular series, Leila shares her thoughts and experiences with us.

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October brought with it the start of winter. The days are getting shorter – the nights longer. The temperature cooled and we saw the most amazing sunsets over the sea.

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Holidays (Leila, part 4)

Posted on 4th October 2018 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017. Here’s the fourth entry in her regular series, where she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last month.

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Reflections of a Summer Past (Leila, part 3)

Posted on 1st August 2018 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017. Here’s the third entry in her regular series, where she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last month — in this case, two.

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May Muddles (Leila, part 2)

Posted on 7th June 2018 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017. Here’s the second entry in her regular series, where she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last month.

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Being stuck indoors and other stories (Leila, part 1)

Posted on 1st May 2018 by

Leila

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017.

In this first blog of a regular series, she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last couple of months, March and April 2018.

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