The team from Bluebird Care Shropshire have been putting smiles on faces during the longer days of winter by delivering flowers to their customers across the area.

The home care team began sending out the flowers on ‘Blue Monday’ – said to be the most depressing day of the year. To chase the blues away, the Care Experts from the local domiciliary care provider travelled round their customers in Shropshire to surprise them with the beautiful bouquets.

According to the NHS, hundreds of thousands of elderly people feel lonely and feel they are cut off from society in the UK, especially those over the age of 75. The small gesture aimed to brighten the day for people who receive care and support at home during a time where they may be struggling.

Bluebird Care Shropshire provides high-quality home care including live-in care across the whole of Shropshire including Telford and Wrekin.

 Kirsty Holland, Business Development Supervisor at Bluebird Care Shropshire, said:

“We tend to see our customers experience loneliness the most during the winter months, as people get older, they can find it harder to get out and about, especially when the weather is wet and miserable. 

 Social isolation can take a toll on overall health, wellness, and quality of life. This small act of kindness to all our customers shows them that we care about their physical and mental health.

 We are constantly looking for new ways to further promote mental wellbeing in our customer care programmes.”

 Moyra who receives support from the Bluebird Care Shropshire team, said:    

 “Receiving my bunch of flowers from the team at Bluebird Care was so thoughtful and lovely. They make me smile every time I look at them. Knowing that there are people out there thinking of me makes me feel so special and means the world.”

Moyra with her bunch of flowers.