MP Karin Smyth Visits Ablecare's Hengrove Lodge
AbleCare Homes Hengrove Lodge were very pleased to welcome their local MP, Karin Smyth, in September for a visit to the home. The visit was part of the MP's programme of getting out and about in her constituency to meet people from all walks of life.
The MP was interested to hear about the care home market in Bristol and specific issues faced by residents in a care home. Sam Hawker, Company Director, said ‘It was so positive for Karin to take this initiative. It is very easy for the voices of older people in residential care to be over-looked.
After a tour of the home with the Registered Manager, Teresa Silverthorne, Karin met with residents and their families. Karin spend time talking to the residents and taking an interest in their lives.’
Filming Karin's visit, Made in Bristol TV also came along. Yaz Cooke from topical news programme, The Crunch, spoke with residents and undertook an interview with residents Dot and Barbara. Dot said it had been her lifelong wish to be on TV, this visit enabled her to fulfill that dream!