Vista can help you through this pandemic

Published on 25th January 2021 in General

We know that the last few months have been challenging for all of us, particularly those with sight loss, and with further restrictions and another lockdown the winter months ahead may be daunting. At Vista we can advise on staying safe and well, help you to get support if you are isolating or feeling vulnerable, or put you in touch with someone to talk to if you are feeling lonely.  

We can help you with short and long term stays at Vista   

Did you know that Vista operates 4 care homes for people of all ages and for people with complex needs, all rated good or outstanding by CQC? As you would expect our home staff are experts in caring for people affected by sight loss and we also specialise in dementia care.  

If you or someone you know would like a break from being alone this winter, we can offer stays in any of our homes.  

We have a wide range of activities planned and would love to welcome you into our home for a few days or a few weeks. A short stay can also be a great way to try out living with us if a more permanent move is something you are considering.  

Pauline Tagg, Vista Chair of Trustees said:  

“If you are considering or need a residential care home for yourself or your loved one, you can't go wrong with Vista. I'm so proud of our friendly, professional staff and the wonderful care they take of our residents." 

In need of someone to talk to?   

Vista’s telephone companion line has reached almost one hundred people during this pandemic, helping those who are feeling alone and in need of companionship this winter. If you would like to receive a regular call from one of our volunteers please call us on 0116 249 8839. We will match you with a volunteer who will keep in touch over the coming months. If you would like to join our existing volunteers who make calls to people in need of support, we would also love to hear from you. 

Staying safe this winter   

This year more than ever it is important that you keep yourself safe, well and warm during the winter.  

  • Keep warm – make sure at least one room is over 18 degrees. Having a hot meal, wrapping up in warm clothes and regular hot drinks will help. If you receive a state pension or other benefits you may also be able to claim a winter fuel payment to help you stay warm at home.  

  • Keep well – make sure you have your flu vaccination. If you feel unwell get checked out. Your pharmacy, NHS 111 or your GP can offer advice. 

  • Keep in touch – winter can be lonely, especially this year. Stay in touch with friends, family and neighbours and contact Vista if you need more support. 

Whatever help you need, Vista are here please do get in touch on 0116 249 8839. 


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