In a bid to kick-start a county-wide conversation on care, Bluebird Care East Devon, Exeter and Exmouth have launched a #TalkCare campaign.
A series of short films will be released over the coming weeks in which Bluebird Care East Devon, Exeter & Exmouth customers are asked to share their “nuggets of wisdom” - life experiences, personal achievements and motivational thoughts. The ambition of the films are to encourage a conversation on care and ageing amongst local families and encourage people to start planning for their future now. However, the films also illustrate how home care uniquely has the ability to create the space, time and environment to really listen to a group of people who, because of their age or health, are often socially isolated and sometimes disenfranchised form their communities.
Director William Flint said:
It is inevitable that we will all at some point need care and support, but it still remains a conversation that we’re either simply not having or leaving far too late.
How and what care is eventually chosen is of course up to individuals – but these choices can’t be made until people better understand the often confusing and complex world of care.
We want to start a new type of conversation about care. A care conversation that is positive, informative, open-minded, inclusive and above all, hopeful.
The local award-winning Bluebird Care office, whose team of care assistants enable and support people to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible, hope to support the launch of the films with localised activity in the areas they deliver care.
A series of fundraising events are being held by each of the local Care Hubs in Honiton (28th
August 2018); Exeter (27th
July 2018) and Exmouth (5th
The first film is launched on 18th
June and all films will be posted over the coming weeks across Bluebird Care Exeter, Exmouth and East Devon’s social media. Search #TalkCare.