Caring in COVID: VE Day celebrations

On Friday 8 May 2020 every Quantum Care home paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of all those who were part of the Second World War generation, from those in active service, to those who fought, worked or lived on the home front. VE Day is extremely poignant for those in our care homes. […]

Caring in COVID: Duncan’s kisses over the wall

Every day during the COVID-19 lockdown, Duncan Mountjoy went for a 5.5 km walk. It was always the same route passing Framland, the Pilgrims’ Friend Society care home in Wantage where his wife Lynne is living with severe dementia. Before lockdown Duncan had spent most of each day with her, but during lockdown he could […]

Caring in COVID: Philomena – hairdresser extraordinaire

Pilgrims’ Friend Society runs nine care homes around the UK, providing environments in which elderly people are looked after, comfortable and secure. All of our homes are founded on our Christian faith and opportunities to continue to be part of a Christian community are a core part of the home that we provide. Jackie Bridgen, […]

Caring in COVID: Personal shopping service at Protheroe House

At the beginning of lockdown, families of residents were no longer able to visit our services and so of course were unable to go food shopping for family members. Given the age group of the residents it was also too risky for some residents to go out themselves, so for these residents much of their […]