The residents of the charity run Edensor Care Home in Clacton have been paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen and celebrating her life.
As the country, the Commonwealth and the world came together to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, residents and staff at Diagrama Foundation’s Edensor Care Home in Clacton on Sea have been commemorating her life.
In the days leading up to the funeral the care home residents were busy making a huge heart from pictures of The Queen as the centre piece for a poignant display in their sitting room and writing tributes to place with the thousands of others that have been placed at landmarks across London.
Mo Neeliyath, Registered Manager, Edensor Care Centre, said, ”Everyone at Edensor has been deeply touched by the death of The Queen and although there has been much sadness and reflection, it has been so rewarding to see how the residents and staff have come together to celebrate her life. The residents tributes were taken to London by Andy Grint, nephew of one of our residents, who placed them at the bottom of a beautiful tree in The Mall. The residents were also delighted to learn that as Andy sat reflecting on the scene on The Mall, visitors were taking time to read what they had written.”
Joining the estimated TV audience of over four billion, the residents at Edensor asked if they could have their meals and refreshments in the sitting room during the funeral, so that they didn’t miss a minute of the TV coverage. There were many discussions about the Queen’s reign and some of the residents also shared memories of the Queen’s father King George VI and compared the beautiful pageantry of both funerals and discussed what a good King they thought Charles III would be.
David McGuire, Chief Executive, Diagrama Foundation said, “The Queen’s selfless devotion throughout her seventy years on the throne was an inspiration to us all and she will be remembered with great fondness. The thoughts and prayers of the Diagrama Foundation family are with His Majesty Charles III and the Royal Family at this time.”
To find out more about Edensor, the Diagrama Foundation nursing and dementia care home in Clacton on Sea, which supports vulnerable residents to live life to the full, visit www.diagramafoundation.org.uk/senior-dementia-care/presentation
About Diagrama Foundation
Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.
Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, a 50-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service covering the southeast.
- The Supported Living Service, cares for 35 adults with learning disabilities, in nine homes across Bromley helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
- At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
- The team at their nursing and dementia care home Edensor in Clacton on Sea, support their vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
- Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, and Surrey.
Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.