Dawsons of Swansea Helping their Community 16 Apr 2020
Helping the elderly in Swansea
When lockdown first started, the Dawsons team spoke with, wrote to or emailed all of their elderly tenants asking if they would like help in any way, should they be self-isolating or staying at home for any reason.
Nearly all of the recipients replied to say ‘thank you’ ‘what a great idea’ and ‘lovely gesture’, although the majority were not needing our help, initially.
Since the continued lockdown has extended, a number of those who didn’t need help initially, have since been in touch and the Dawsons team have gladfully helped.
The majority were requests for essential items of food to be purchased for them. We have been emailed basic shopping lists or spoken over the phone to get the items listed. We have shopped and dropped to their front doors where the tenants have left money for us on the doorstep in an envelope or container.
Staff donated Easter Eggs
Each member of the Dawsons team donated Easter Eggs which were delivered to the Paediatric Ward at Morriston Hospital for the children who were in the ward over the Easter period. All of the children are also in private rooms so here are the nurses and ward staff with the eggs before they were distributed. Don’t worry, they were all disinfected!
Housing key workers during Covid-19
The Dawsons lettings team has a number of rental units close to Swansea Hospital and in central locations which are vacant. Since lockdown the team has been working hard to re-allocate these properties so that they are able to organise short term lets for NHS staff and KEY workers. That way these vitally important people can continue working while other families or household members are in isolation, or so as not to worry family members who are living in the same home.