Helping people enjoy life to the full

19.05.2020

There were smiling faces across Vivo Care Choices on Victory in Europe (VE) Day as those using services and staff took part in the celebrations.
Vivo, which is wholly-owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council, provides a range of flexible and responsive support for adults with learning disabilities and autism and older people, including those with dementia.

Although some of Vivo’s services have closed or altered in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, every person it normally cares for still has the support they need.

With the 75th anniversary of VE Day taking place on Friday 8 May as part of the bank holiday weekend, it was a great opportunity for those using Vivo’s services to join in with the celebrations and make the most of the sun outdoors , whilst of course keeping to social distancing guidelines.

Many of Vivo’s buildings displayed the Union Jack flag, with some services being treated to performances from local singers.

Alistair Jeffs, Vivo Managing Director, said: “It has been a challenging time for us like it has been for everyone in society.

“We’ve had to adapt our services to make sure we have the right care and support in place for everyone who normally uses our services.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our staff for the way they’ve responded, with many of them working across different services so we can continue to provide invaluable support for vulnerable people.

“We’ve been very active on social media during the crisis, sharing photos of people using our services enjoying themselves, and they’ve been cheering everyone up.

“It’s clear how much the care and support we provide means to carers and families.

“We’ll no doubt be able to look back at this period and be very proud about the way we responded.”

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