In May 2020, ECL launched a new temporary residential reablement style service named ‘Step to Home’ to help alleviate pressures on Essex’s health and social care systems during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jean Pierre, who works as a Team Leader at ECL Hesten in Benfleet, put himself forward to be redeployed to the service to help care for both Covid positive and negative patients who require a period of additional support before returning home from hospital.
At the launch of Essex County Council’s NESTA 100 Day Challenge, Nathan spoke about his career aspirations, and explained that although he already worked as a cleaner at Marketfields school, he wanted to challenge himself and move out of his comfort zone.
Following a spell of ill health in hospital, earlier this year Terry was referred to ECL to receive short-term Reablement care at home, as well as mobility equipment from our Community Equipment Service to help him rebuild his confidence and independence.
When Sensory Assistant and Sighted Guide, Bridget Shrimplin, first met Jamie, he had recently lost almost all of his eyesight and was struggling to cope. Bridget supported Jamie to build his confidence and explore new opportunities.
When Noah joined ECL Saffron Walden in September 2019, his mum and dad were quite concerned about the transition from school as he had been in the same, familiar setting since the age of 4, however his mum Bonny commented “Noah immediately settled in and we have been pleased how he has developed good relationships with the staff and other customers. The activities are varied and challenging for him, he is often taken out into the community which is important for him.”