M&D Care see co production as being the mainstay of belonging and strive hard to ensure that wherever our services are the people we support feel part of the community they live in. It is our responsibility to also help the community understand that difference is not something to be afraid of rather to embrace and enjoy. This means that wherever we can we “help out” – whether this is coffee mornings or raising money for charity, dog walking, or inviting the general public (neighbours) over for events in the homes.
Over the years it has been a privilege to work with a variety of local groups and businesses. These relationships are hugely important to us and we look forward to continuing our development within the local business community.
We also see that our internal community is the people we support in their own homes, the supported environments or the care homes, this means that we regularly organise events that bring them together so that they can develop friendships and connections. It helps the people within our homes develop hope that they can live away from the care home in the future; it helps our community people develop friendships that may not always be open to them. We celebrate the milestones of life such as Christmas, Easter, summer and significant birthdays. The people we support drive us to make things interesting and happy for them by their smiles and gratitude.
We are privileged to be in this position.