Below are some testimonials regarding the work we do at the Blyth Valley Disabled Forum, please click on a name to view the testimonial
Hi my name is Laura Baker and I was asked by Fiona to mention a little bit about what my mam receives. My mam's name is Evelyn Cooper.
She has Multiple Sclerosis and is basically confined to a chair all of her day. Myself and my mam find the forum to be a lifesaver. I for one would not be able to work full time if we didn't have carers.
My mam has carers 7 days a week, pretty much 3-4 times a day. The care she receives in the morning. Her dinner time service involves again helping her to have her dinner and provide her with drinks. Same really with an afternoon service.
Her evening service 4 times a week involves helping her upstairs to bed. The services can also involve use of hoists, wheelchairs and whatever else my mam needs. I can really say I have no complaints whatsoever about the care my mam receives. She and indeed I see her carers more often than family sometimes and we have.a great relationship. I trust all of her carers with her needs and they are very professional at all times. They look after my mam so well and even me sometimes. Even if it's just asking how my day has been, something as simple as that makes me feel so comfortable with them. Also all the staff at the office are always helpful whenever I or my mam ring up for anything, whether it be reception, Hazel, Lee and especially Pat and Fiona.
Can I take this opportunity to thank all the Blyth Valley Disabled Forum's care staff for the way they are taking care of my wife.
In November my wife's health deteriorated so much she was taken to hospital and kept in for five months. During this time she lost the use of her legs and has very little movement in her hands and arms. So I must admit I was extremely concerned about how I was going to cope when she came home as I had no experience with caring for anyone and my wife has always been very independent and had always done everything for herself. So I was really concerned about how she would react to some strangers doing all the essential things for her. But I need not have worried as the care staff from Blyth Valley Disabled Frorum quickly put my wife at ease and have been fabulous with her. They are so friendly and caring, even when my wife has a bad day and makes their job harder they are still very friendly and professional and just chat away to her.
I'm really glad my wife's care manager recommended the Blyth Valley Forum to be her carers and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
Once again thank you.
To: Carers & Members of Staff
The Disabled forum
I would like to thank you all for the diligent care and attention given to B. in her last few months. All the family are very grateful and know that without people like yourselves, B. would never have been able to spend the precious time she had at home with her family.
I know that many of you would say “That’s our job”, but I know that all of you give that little bit extra because you care for the people you look after. Although your work is not always easy, each individual carer adds something unique to make your client’s time extra special and I know that you all brought a little laughter and joy to B. whilst she was at home.
Thank you all for the time and effort in making B. so comfortable and at ease with her situation.
J. M. & Family
I would like to thank all those special carers who looked after my husband you did a great job. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I know he thought the same. You were so caring and understanding.
Thank you again.
To All The Carers who looked after F. S.
You really gave her the best of care, helping her to retain her dignity right to the end.
We have all been touched by your kindness and really appreciate all you have done.
H. J & C
To All the Girls who looked after D. and T.
Thank you for all the care and kindness you gave to our mam and dad.
Your care helped our dad to cope and your care helped us to keep mam at home.
You were so very good to both of them. We couldn’t have coped without you.
You're all the best!!
A Million Thanks.
Dear Mrs Brain,
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the carers who attended my late mother M. A. C. and made life easier for her and later for me when I became ill and had to request more care.
Marian Marshall, Lindsay Chrisp, Mandy Monaghan and Brenda Conner were her regular carers. Pat was also one of mam’s carers a number of years ago and she has on occasion attended quite recently which pleased mam.
The office staff too were very helpful if a situation arose.
The carers became a very important part of mam's life bringing chat and humour to her day.
Long may this service continue.
Thank you once again.
Just a little note to say that I appreciate what you all do for me.
I can't thank you enough.
To all the carers who looked after my wife, Mrs D. W. especially her last few weeks.
Thanks for everything – much appreciated.
J. W. and family
We would like to thank you all over the past years for doing such an excellent job looking after mam.
We know mam was very grateful for the care and kindness you showed her. Although her care was routine she enjoyed the company and friendship by you all which was particularly evident in the kisses and cuddles she gave on her return home from hospital.
We are very grateful to you all.
R. S. and H
I personally would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to everyone that cared for my mum over the years.
A. M. B