A team of volunteer ‘interior decorators’ from local trust company, Hawksford, has brightened up the corridors of Eric Young House with a lick of fresh paint.

The teams of 18 individuals gave up one weekend last month to undertake the task of re-painting one of the corridors. The work was undertaken as part of an ongoing commitment to the charity by Hawksford, which began in 2010.

‘We started working with Jersey Cheshire Home in 2010 when we became sponsor of the annual fundraising golf event,’ said Peter Murley, chief executive, Hawksford. ‘We committed not just financial resource but also time to the charity and as part of this, we undertake activities like painting at Eric Young House. The staff all enjoy it and for us it is important that we have the opportunity to contribute to the community.’

‘I must recommend the service of the Hawksford interior decorators,’ said David Lord, operations manager, Jersey Cheshire Home. ‘The corridor looks much fresher and cleaner. It is much appreciated. As we run on donations and have a small team, we don’t always have time to undertake tasks like this and so it is great to have a helping hand with jobs like this from time to time.’

The Jersey Cheshire Home is established to offer long term care for individuals whose disability precludes them from living in their own home; additionally a respite facility is also provided at Eric Young House.  Those needing or wishing to use the home can do so from their 16th birthday and admission must be before the 65th birthday. Once resident, the individual need not move from the home because of age.  The Jersey Cheshire Home also offers day care, hydrotherapy and individually tailored long term physiotherapy treatment.  The aims and objectives are to allow disabled individuals privacy, support, dignity and development of their own potential.