Our services have been getting creative during this unprecedented time. Milton Keynes Supported Living (MKSL), one of the Learning Disability services in The Fremantle Trust, have been taking their support for tenants and their family members to new heights.
Sarah Jessup, a tenant at MKSL, decided to move in with her mum for the duration of the lockdown period so they could continue to spend time together and see each other. Under normal circumstances, one of the ways that the team at MKSL would support Sarah would be to do her shopping for her. As both Sarah and her mother have been shielding for the past 12 weeks, MKSL decided to continue doing their shopping to support them both.
The team had to figure out how to get the shopping to the pair, as they live in a retirement village, which had restrictions on non-residents entering the building. Needless to say, they came up with an inventive solution that also gave Sarah some entertainment.
They developed a make-shift hoist that allowed the shopping to be lifted from the ground and raised to the balcony area. By doing this, the risk to Sarah and her mum was reduced as it meant they didn’t have to leave their flat.
The team at MKSL also knew that Sarah is a fan of McDonald’s, so once the local McDonald’s re-opened, the team went and ordered her favourite meal and promptly delivered it in the same way.
This is just one example of how teams have been exceeding expectations during this time. The dedication and creativity shown by support workers and carers has been fantastic. Well done to all of our teams for their continued hard work and dedication.