The team dropped off gift bags containing some REACH Cornwall goodies including retractable torches, travel mugs, stationery items and seasonal decorations as a little thank you for all the incredible work done by organisations in the social care and health sector both over Christmas and throughout the year.
The visits offered the opportunity to explain more about the project and gain insight into the particular needs and issues faced by those on the frontline.
Project Co-ordinator for REACH Cornwall, Jenny Gramnes said: “We thought it would be nice to show the hardworking staff in the sector a little appreciation in time for the holidays. In health and social care, the work doesn’t stop just because it happens to be Christmas and we’ve seen some great examples of staff going out of their way to create a good experience for their clients. It's important to remember that with stretched organisational budgets, this sometimes even comes at the expense of workers' own family celebrations.”
The Christmas deliveries followed hot on the heels of the official launch of REACH Cornwall. The project team were thrilled with the attendance, engagement and positivity they received at all three launch events (which took place at venues from the west to the far east of the county and are now planning the first forum for late January).
The intention is that the REACH Cornwall initiative will continue in its own right after the funding allocated by European Social Fund ceases in March 2020 providing a lasting legacy for the county.