One Vision Housing (OVH), part of The Sovini Group, has given local retirement housing residents a well-received holiday surprise in the lead up to Christmas.
Residents at OVH’s seven retirement housing schemes throughout Merseyside were recently surprised with live entertainment from local Liverpool singer, Victoria Jones.
Adhering to strict social distancing guidelines, entertainment was provided in corridors and courtyards at retirement housing schemes whilst residents stood at their doors and watched from a safe distance.
Elderly and vulnerable residents have been particularly affected by coronavirus restrictions, with Age UK reporting that more than 850,000 older people could be spending this Christmas alone. Residents welcomed the entertainment with one commenting, “This has put a smile on my face and absolutely made my day. Thank you so much!”
In addition to live music, residents also received a bespoke OVH Christmas card and a selection of holiday treats donated by OVH partners, UK law firm, Capsticks LLP.
Ian Mitchell, Managing Director for One Vision Housing, said:
“Customers sit at the heart of everything we do, which is why in addition to our holiday visits, we have continually maintained contact with residents since March to ensure they are safe and have the support they need during these difficult times. It’s our sincerest hope that our combined efforts will help to reduce social isolation and improve the lives of our customers.”
Since Government restrictions began in March, OVH has reached out to over 900 of their Independent Living customers, and several hundred more of their most vulnerable customers, to ensure they are safe and have access to schemes and services which can provide them with further support and assistance. Those suffering from social isolation have also been sign-posted to organisations who can provide them with additional support.