Effy from Paddock Stile Manor enjoys a day out with family

11 June 2021 News

A resident at Paddock Stile Manor care home in Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring has enjoyed her first family day out since the start of the COVID pandemic.

Effy Fannon has lived at the home for 2 years and was the first resident to venture out of the home following the relaxation of government guidelines and had a wonderful day with son Lawrence.  She made the most of her day, having been unable to leave the home for over a year.

Effy said, “It was wonderful spending time with Lawrence outside of the home and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to spread our wings and enjoy doing the things we used to do before COVID.”

Sophie Hall, a Care Assistant at Paddock Stile Manor, wrote a little poem to celebrate Effy’s day:
Something so little as walking out the door
Gives you feelings like never before
You can’t recover the time that we missed
But this new opportunity is such a bliss 

Home Manager Julie Thompson summed up Effy’s adventure. “It was lovely to see her getting excited about going out again and hopefully all our residents will be able to enjoy being out and about again with their loved ones.”

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