Doors reopen to veterans for day respite following Covid pandemic - The Solihull Observer

Doors reopen to veterans for day respite following Covid pandemic

Solihull Editorial 17th Feb, 2024   0

VETERANS and their loved ones living with dementia or disability at home can enjoy a day of activities with others for the first time since the pandemic.

The Royal Star and Garter relaunched its Day Care service in the borough earlier this month after being paused four years ago during lockdown.

Pat served in the Women’s Royal Army Corps, and enjoyed using Solihull’s Day Care before the pandemic.

She said: “I loved going to Day Care. It was good fun and I made a lot of friends. I went on outings, took part in activities and the lunch was very nice.

“There was so much going on, I was never bored. I’m delighted it’s returned, I missed it and I’m very glad it’s back.”

There will be dedicated days for people living with early-stage dementia.

Royal Star and Garter’s director of care and wellbeing, Shirley Hall, said: “Day Care was extremely popular when it ran before the pandemic, and we know from feedback how important it is for the people that use it, as well as the respite benefit it brings their carers.

“So we’re thrilled that Day Care has returned. It further illustrates our commitment to increase the help and support we can provide to the Armed Forces community.


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