A special gift for Mother’s Day

Read about how Mother’s Day this year was made extra special for resident Christopher at Florence Avenue Care Home in Morden, and his mother Charmaine, when the first step out of lockdown meant a special visitor was allowed.  

Florence Avenue Care Home is a small residential care home in Morden that looks after individuals with learning disabilities. The past year has been a struggle for both care home workers and residents, not being able to continue usual activities such as swimming and attending day centres, but also not being able to see their loved ones as visits were not allowed because of the pandemic. 

However, from 8 March, Care Home residents have been allowed to have one regular visitor, and Florence Avenue was able to reunite resident Christopher with his mother Charmaine on Mother’s Day, making it one to remember as they had not seen each other up close since the first lockdown. This was also a special reunion as they were able to meet in the care home’s purpose-built summerhouse for the first time. Charmaine is thankful to the staff at Florence Avenue Care Home for making it possible for her to see her son with the new summerhouse. 

Julia Rocks, Manager at Florence Avenue Care Home: “It has been a very difficult year for our service users, their families and our staff as we navigate our way through the pandemic. Being separated from loved ones is very stressful and it has been wonderful to finally start to see families reunited. Our new summerhouse offers a dedicated space where families can reconnect”.