On September the 14th Aspire Housing were proud to take part in the Placeshapers #wecareday campaign.
We Care Day is part of PlaceShapers 2018 campaign focuses on how we care for people, our communities and the range of caring activities they engage in on a daily basis. It helps uncovers the true scale of our work, the breadth of caring services we provide and the impact we’re having on people’s lives, every day. It shows:
- We provide high quality core services
- We provide a broad and flexible range of services
- We’re driven by social purpose
- We operate at scale nationally
- We collaborate and work in partnership
Sinéad Butters PlaceShapers chair, and CEO of Aspire, said: “Up and down the country We Care Day focuses on the rich diversity of ways that our members care for people and communities. Whilst we take great care in providing high-quality homes that are safe and well maintained, we also focus on the people who live in them, working with them and our wider partners to ensure we provide what’s needed. We Care shows what this means on a day-to-day basis. We asked members to pledge hours on the PlaceShapers Care-ometer and quickly raised our 1000 hour target with the total moving upwards daily.” The target was smashed and now stands at 2872.”
Many of our colleagues volunteered in various activities throughout the day, collectively Aspire reached 142 volunteering hours but are still counting… We took part in car park cleaning, litter picks with a local school, cake bake, dementia friendly training, door to door visits handing out cakes.