During these difficult times our dedicated teams are working around the clock to continue looking after our young people. To facilitate social distancing, our office based support staff will be working from home wherever possible and can be contacted using the numbers on our Contact Us page. We are still reviewing all referrals, offering placements where relevant, and planning for young people to move into our homes where it is safe to do so. Despite the challenges we all face during these testing times, we are committed to supporting you and our young people.
As part of Stroke Awareness Month during May, we set a challenge to our homes of coming up with something creative in the colour purple - the shade associated with Stroke Awareness. The winning entry was put forward by one of out Bedford homes and was very simply the purple in the PRIDE flag.
Following the cancellation of PRIDE events scheduled to take place during June, the home decided to celebrate with its own Pride event, which tied in nicely with the challenge. The garden was decked with flags and bunting, the BBQ was lit and there was even a Pride cake, baked by one of the other Bedford homes specially for the event. Not only was it a winning idea, but also made for a great day.
Stroke Awareness month raises awareness of strokes and their impact on sufferers and their friends and families as well as educating the general public on the signs and symptoms of strokes.