Caring teams show Christmas spirit

| Care and Support

Customers and colleagues christmas party

Metropolitan has hosted a Christmas party to remember for some of its communities’ most vulnerable members.

Metropolitan care and support colleagues brought the Christmas spirit to life when they joined forces to lay on a festive extravaganza for customers.

Four Nottingham-based support services pooled their resources and creativity this year to make their celebrations bigger and better than ever.

Their hard work and planning paid off and transformed local All Soul’s Church Hall into a wonderland of fun, food, crafts, crackers, tinsel, turkey, gifts and games for more than 70 guests. A primary school choir even supplied a seasonal soundtrack of carols.

The services involved provide support for older people, people who have learning disabilities, including autism or Asperger syndrome, and those with mental health needs. With social isolation often being a problem at this time of year, the Christmas event provided friendly company in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

With customers of all ages joining the fun, colleagues pulled out all the stops to make the day special for everyone. From cooking and serving a tasty turkey lunch, to making bright and jolly decorations; from running craft activities and a raffle to dishing out goodie bags and gifts and providing live music entertainment – all made a valuable contribution.

Lead organiser and Care and Support Team Manager Tim O’Connor thought the day was a big success:

“We work with some of the most vulnerable people in the community. Many of our customers have been through difficult experiences and so it’s fantastic to see them come out on the other side and get together with others to enjoy a happy day.

“The event has highlighted the best of Metropolitan and colleagues have been so generous. Whether donating gifts for the raffle, helping with storage space in the lead up, or sparing time to help things run smoothly. Thank you to everyone involved.”