Fresh Air and friendship; an innovative new partnership is launched with Signal enabling residents to enjoy cycle rides!
Cycle rides and care homes aren’t two things which you would naturally associate together but thanks to a fantastic partnership with local company Signal, residents in our homes are now able to have all the fun and freedom of cycling.
This initiative is affiliated with ‘Cycling without Age’, a social enterprise which has helped set up similar projects across Europe and it inspired Lindsay Travis, a senior employee at Signal, to start a project in Cheltenham.
Signal purchased the specialised ‘trishaw’ and got together a team of employees who are giving up their work breaks to pedal the ‘trishaw’ from St Faith’s Nursing Home along the traffic-free picturesque Honeybourne Line.
We have been delighted to work alongside Signal as the project has developed.
Suzanne Booker, Director of Care, Lilian Faithfull Care comments; “As a charity it is fantastic to have the support of Signal. They have shown an amazing commitment to the project; the well-being and safety of our residents has always been their main consideration. This project makes such a tangible difference to the lives of our residents. It is not just the wonderful experience of the cycle ride; but also the friendships and conversations it starts. Our residents know that the team at Signal care enough about them to give up their time – that is really special.”