ECL (Essex Cares) a care and wellbeing company celebrated the work and support of their volunteers on Friday 16 June with a lunch in the grounds of Newport House in Great Baddow; one of their work based training hubs.
The lunch was attended by some of the volunteers who give up their time through ECL to support others in their community. Many of the volunteers who attended play an active role in supporting people with sensory impairments and in helping to deliver sensory awareness training to social care practitioners, businesses, and other services to help improve the lives and experiences of people who are blind, deaf or who suffer from sight or hearing impairments. Also attending the lunch was Sarah who volunteers with some of ECL’s older customers at St Lukes wellbeing hub in Rochford.
Keir Lynch, ECL’s Chief Executive said: “Volunteers play a crucial role within ECL in supporting the team and are passionate about helping people. It was great to bring some of them together to say thank you, celebrate their work and spend time listening to their own inspirational stories”.
The day ended on a high with the volunteers saying thank you to their hard working guide dogs with a well-earned off lead run and play together around the beautiful grounds.
ECL (Essex Cares Ltd) is a care and wellbeing company set up by Essex County Council as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) in 2009, to provide adult social care services across the county. ECL work alongside adults with learning disabilities who have a range of care and support needs and help them live their life how they choose.
For more information see ecl.org.