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North Wales Social Enterprise Helping The Elderly, Disabled & The NHS

by Jamie Adrankone

North Wales Social Enterprise Helping The Elderly, Disabled & The NHS

Conwy and Denbighshire Care and Repair/Gerddi Gyrdd Home Improvement Service has succeeded in carrying out more than half a million pounds worth of repairs in homes of disabled people and the elderly – helping to save the NHS more than £4 million in hospital stays over the last 12 months.

The North Wales social enterprise is now set to improve on this thanks to help from us here at Denbigh-based van hire company Take Stock. The organisation has increased its handyman vehicle fleet after striking a deal with us – and was even able to distribute Christmas parcels to its clients across both counties.

Lynda Cowell, chief executive of the care and repair service, said the company provides older people with practical advice and assistance, including adaptations and repairs to properties to ensure that elderly people are able to stay in their homes for longer.

“Older people would rather be in their own homes than in a residential or nursing home and our teams of handymen and our trusted tradespeople help them do that and providing hand rails keeps people out of hospital because of falls,” she went on to say.

Manager of Take Stock Van Hire Jeff Woods made further comments, saying how delighted the company is to be able to help Care and Repair with the valuable work it does. He praised them for providing a very real social service and offering a lifeline to lots of older people living in North Wales.

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