Brunelcare’s ABC Centre extra care housing scheme is given a boost this summer


Some fantastic teams of volunteers from Lloyds Bank and RBS in Bristol have provided support to Brunelcare’s ABC Centre extra care housing scheme in Whitchurch, Bristol on three separate days this summer!

In June a team from Lloyds Bank redecorated the indoor and outdoor communal areas at the ABC Centre. Following this, volunteers from RBS helped run the Centre’s street party in July and then in August a team of volunteers from Lloyds Bank returned again to do more interior painting!

This volunteer support is highly appreciated by Brunelcare and the centre’s tenants and has significantly improved the indoor and outdoor living environment.

On 26th August 2017 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) also awarded Brunelcare’s ABC Centre extra care housing scheme an overall rating of ‘Good’ in all five inspection categories.

The ABC Centre provides 57 independent flats with domiciliary care service available on site. At time of inspection, 44 tenants were receiving care and support from the Brunelcare team.

In the full CQC report, a CQC inspector says:

“During the day we were struck by the relaxed and homely atmosphere at the ABC Centre. People and staff seemed to enjoy each other’s company. People were engaged in conversation with each other and staff and there was a real sense of relaxation and fun.”

In summary, the inspectors found that the care team at ABC Centre are well led, providing safe and effective care, responsive to people’s needs and providing a caring service, ensuring that people are supported by carers who know them well and who treat them with dignity and respect.

ABC Centre Manager, Lisa Brain, says:

“I am really proud of the whole care team, everyone has worked hard to turn a building into a home, a great place to live in and work in. They really are ABC’s earth angels.”

“I would also like to thank the fantastic teams of volunteers from Lloyds Bank and RBS in Bristol for their support. They have given Brunelcare’s ABC Centre a wonderful boost this year with all the interior and exterior DIY improvements they have completed!”

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Brunelcare’s CEO, Kevin Fairman, says:

“Thanks very much to the teams of volunteers for helping Lisa and the team at the ABC Centre to achieve this positive result. Personally, I really enjoyed getting soaked with wet sponges by all the residents and volunteers at the summer party!”


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