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Regency Design donates face visors to health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire


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egency Design, the award-winning design and manufacturing business, has donated face visors to health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire, to support carers and residents.


Items donated following the launch of the charity’s appeal have been sent all over the country, including London and the south east. Leonard Cheshire residential homes provide 24/7 care for disabled people with complex needs, as well as a wide range of services for disabled people living independently in communities. Due to the personal care needed by some residents in the charity’s homes, getting protective equipment to the homes has been vital as the nature of the work makes social distancing impossible. Louise Wright, Senior Commercial Development Manager at Leonard


Cheshire says the support of Regency Design has been wonderful: “The donation is both very generous and very kind. It has been wonderful to see the community coming together to support our carers and residents, it's given us all a huge boost.” The donated visors are highly durable, and CE marked to demonstrate conformity with health, safety and environmental protection standards.


Regency Design visors comprise a clear, polycarbonate panel with a soft foam headband and a Velcro adjustable strap. With anti-fogging properties, high-quality optics with no distortion and a space for branding, the visors are diverse and comfortable. Leonard Cheshire provides care and support for over 3,000 residents in 120 residential homes across the UK. They have 4,700 care staff who help to provide 24/7 care for disabled people. With a fantastic back history, the


For more information visit www.regencydesign.co.uk and www.leonardcheshire.org


Support worker celebrates 30 years at learning disability charity T


he 67 year senior support worker, Denise Mumford, has been supporting adults with learning disabilities to


live the best life possible at national charity Hft for the last 30 years. After beginning her career in social care at a care home for the elderly, Denise was looking for a change of direction when she spotted a vacancy at a nearby Hft service in the early nineties.


During the pandemic, support workers like Denise have been more important than ever to the adults with learning disabilities who rely on their support. They include a lady in Moreton in Marsh whose mental health was suffering as a result of not being able to take part in her weekly activity of answering the phone at the day opportunities service where she is supported. Denise noticed her behaviour changing as a result, and arranged for her to continue answering the phone at the service at a safe distance from others. The lady now enjoys a regular change of


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scenery, and a chance to get some daily exercise by walking to the service, which has helped her to regain her confidence.


Denise said: “I love my job and I have met some wonderful characters along the way! The best thing about being a support worker is making a difference to people’s lives, and getting them recognised for who they are, and not just their disability. It’s been amazing to see people living within their community in Moreton, where everyone has been so welcoming. Support work is so much more rewarding


than people think and is more important than ever at this time, when people with learning disabilities need care and reassurance more than ever. I’d recommend it to anyone.”


To find out more about vacancies at Hft, visit hft.org.uk/jobs


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