Care South, a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England, is celebrating the 9th year of its partnership with AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust and is pleased to announce another three seasons working with the Trust.

The partnership with the Trust enables residents, home care clients and staff to get involved in a variety of activities including meeting players, coffee mornings, walking football and visits to the Vitality Stadium.

Now entering its 9th year, the partnership has been going from strength to strength and is always looking to provide richer experiences for Care South residents and Care at Home clients, creating stimulating and lasting memories through the power of football. The partnership sees members of the Trust regularly visiting Care South’s homes across Dorset, running sessions for residents including seated football.

Last season delivered special family and friend football days at the residential homes, VIP resident stadium visits, a Christmas coffee morning for residents at the Vitality Stadium, residents attending a players dinner and the AFC Bournemouth club captain, Neto, visited Castle Dene care home in Bournemouth as residents got to speak with him about his life in professional football and how he looks after himself on and off the pitch.

Simon Bird, Chief Executive at Care South, said: “The key to our successful partnership is that we have a shared objective; to provide a real benefit to the residents and care at home clients in our care. When you see it in action, you realise why it works. Everyone involved enjoys it – which is why the initiatives within the partnership are so successful”.

Care South is a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England. The charity comprises of 15 care homes in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and West Sussex, plus care at home services across Dorset and Somerset.

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