Today we have four inspiring stories of care from Community Integrated Care
Inclusive Volunteering makes a splash at Tall Ships
Members of Community Integrated Care’s Inclusive Volunteering® programme were delighted to volunteer at the Tall Ships event in Hartlepool, this summer. They took on a number of roles including wayfinding, leaflet distribution, event assessment and photography – capturing some of the spectacular displays of music, art, dance and song and of course the ships! They also supported with kit distribution in the run-up to the event, helping organisers set up smoothly.
The valuable contributions of the charity’s Inclusive Volunteers® not only ensured the event was inclusive for everyone, but also gave volunteers the opportunity to build their skills and confidence and make new friends in the community.
Katie’s story – The life-changing impact of the Learning Disability Super League
For Katie Richardson, the impact of being involved in the Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League has extended well beyond the field of play. Katie has autism and is a member of the Warrington Wolves LDSL team which played at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park on Magic Weekend in 2022.
But the opportunities offered to Katie by Community Integrated Care beyond playing rugby league have been genuinely life-changing. Katie has become a member of the social care charity’s Media and Photography Clubs, providing her with unique sporting experiences that have transformed her confidence levels.
Through Inclusive Volunteering® projects, run in partnership with Sport England, Katie has performed media roles at Super League and Women’s Euros matches, taking photographs that have been published in national outlets from a pitch side position, and interviewing leading coaches after the games.
MP and Lord Mayor join Summer Celebration
In June, Community Integrated Care’s Gilmorton supported living service in Leicester held a fantastic summer party for colleagues, the people they support, family members and members of the community. The team also welcomed special guests, Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South and Lord Mayor, Cllr Dr Susan Barton both to join in the celebrations.
Jon and Susan were treated to a tour of the service, to get a fuller sense of the incredible impact the team at Gilmorton have – ensuring the people they support have choice, respect, and the opportunity to live their lives how they wish.
A royal day out for Community Integrated Care
Colleagues and people supported by Community Integrated Care were thrilled to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla in the heart of Westminster on Saturday 6th May, thanks to VIP tickets rewarded to the charity from Skills for Care, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).
Four of the charity’s biggest royal enthusiasts received royal treatment as they travelled down to London and were invited to view the procession from the exclusive Queen Victoria Memorial Grandstand, alongside members of the Armed Forces and NHS. Poignantly, Susan Hill from Runcorn, who is affectionately known as ‘Princess Susan’ by her friends and support team for her love of the monarchy, was amongst attendees.