South Shields MP thanks 'lovely' older people on visit for looking after each other during the pandemic

South Shields’ MP has thanked 'lovely’ people at a retired living scheme for looking after each other during the pandemic after they told her covid has impacted on their lives.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 12:35 pm
Residents Lorna and Warren; Karbon’s scheme coordinator Liz Smith; Paul Fiddaman and Emma Lewell-Buck

Emma Lewell-Buck MP visited Aldywch House, to meet residents and hear their experiences of the pandemic.

The complex, which houses 24 flats, and is owned and managed by local housing association Karbon Homes, and heard how older residents have coped through the pandemic.

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She met residents Warren and Lorna who have lived at the scheme for 12 years.

Emma Lewell-Buck MP said: “I want to say a special thank you to the Karbon team who have gone above and beyond in the pandemic, looking after those constituents who have no family support or were lonely and isolated.

"I also want to thank my lovely constituents in Aldwych House who pulled together and helped each other, through one of the worst of times they have shown the best of who they are. I am very proud of them and the team at Karbon."

Paul Fiddaman, Karbon Homes chief executive, who hosted the visit, said: “We were delighted to show Emma around Aldwych House and for her to meet with our colleagues and residents.

"I’m proud of how our colleagues have supported residents throughout the pandemic, through regular phone calls, and now in person once again.

Karbon Homes builds, manages and looks after affordable homes for people across the North East of England and Yorkshire. It says its aim is to ‘give all customers the strong foundations they need to get on with life’.

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