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Encounter Theatre & Therapy awarded Bluebird Care Exeter and East Devon £500 Community Grant
Innovative company awarded grant to help latest project run in partnership with AgeUK Exeter
Bluebird Care opened its office in Exeter five years ago and has ever since been working hard to support other organisations across Exeter and East Devon as well as providing a daily care service to local people.
Local company, Encounter Theatre & Therapy were presented the cheque for £500 by William Flint, Director of Bluebird Care, in recognition of the work they are doing with AgeUK Exeter and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to bring the Local Elders - Weather Memories and Connections’ project to elderly residents living across Exeter.
Bluebird Care Exeter and East Devon were inspired by the locally focused, cultural and interactive sessions the company delivered to vulnerable elderly adults at risk of isolation across Exeter.
The project culminated with a combined group visit to RAMMs 'Whatever the Weather' exhibition, finishing with a Devonshire Cream Tea Party.
Bluebird Care joined the participants at the cream tea and William Flint said “I’m ashamed to say that this is my first time visiting the brilliant RAMMuseum but I will certainly be back! It is also great to see so many people enjoying the exhibition, lots of whom, without this project would not have been able to attend. At Bluebird Care we are always on the lookout to support local projects that enable vulnerable people living at home to remain an active part of their local community.”
Amerie Rose, from Encounter Theatre & Therapy said “Encounter Theatre & Therapy (ETT) is a growing social enterprise which launched at the beginning of 2014. We work with a diverse range of people from all walks of life, including the more vulnerable people in our community such as the elderly and those with dementia, learning disabilities or who are marginalised through trauma.
The purpose of the “Whatever the Weather” project is to guide our elders towards feeling safer, connected and more resilient when facing challenging weather events in the future. We would like to express our immense thanks to Bluebird Care for supporting our current project with their £500 Community Grant which will help us to deliver sessions to more local elders than was previously possible”
Applications for Bluebird Care’s next Community Grant will open in June 2016 and will be awarded in July 2016. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2016 and for more details, or to receive an application form, contact Bluebird Care.