A concern for the wider community, as well as our service users, prompted our team at Notaro Homecare ltd to provide care packages for vulnerable people housebound due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Since we posted about our care packages on FaceBook; we have been giving them out to our service users, colleagues and those in need in the community.
One grateful recipient was a 100-year-old woman in Weston who was housebound and desperate for food, with no relatives around to help her.
Courier driver, Andrew Houlihan, was making his usual deliveries for Yodel when he was startled by the woman banging on her window. In a distressed state, she asked Andrew if he had any food because she can not leave her home.
Andrew’s wife, Cassie, works in our Notaro Homecare office as an administrator, so he was aware of the care bags we are distributing.
Andrew, who wore gloves, a mask and kept the correct distance while delivering two bags to her, said:
“She cried; she was so grateful. It was heartbreaking to find this woman of 100 years old suffering in silence. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to help her.”