Residents come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Date published: 7th June 2022

To help residents in our Sheltered and Specialist housing celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, we provided each scheme with jubilee party decorations and tableware and a budget for catering and asked the residents to decide what sort of party they would like to host.

Residents at Balisier Court held a BBQ in their courtyard garden. Marc Millingham, Housing Officer, stepped in to help with the cooking when the volunteer resident chef was taken ill.

Richard Renwick, CEO and Masaud Subedar, Director of Community Services, both attended the party. Richard said, “It’s great to see our residents getting to know each other and coming together to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. I hope Tuntum helped to make it memorable for them.”

Everyone enjoyed the event so much that they held another BBQ the following day.

Churchfield Terrace residents organized to have fish & chips together as part of their celebrations.

At Lyn Gilzean Court, the residents had a mix of Caribbean and English food. Two residents kindly undertook all the cooking for the party and the food was a great success!

At 100 Derby Road, residents invited their families and their nearest residential neighbours to join them for a BBQ.

Katie Kone, Resettlement Worker, said “The tenants enjoyed the food, the music and the vibe. Friends and relatives cheered happily, clapped and sang along. They were happy they did not feel alone over the bank holiday and appreciated staff coming to celebrate with them.

Karibu House and Imaani House residents joined together to celebrate with tea, cakes and scones with clotted cream. The residents that came all really appreciated it and had a nice relaxing afternoon.

The residents at The Old Vicarage were treated to a Jubilee BBQ, which they really enjoyed.

Thank you to all the residents who volunteered and helped to organise the events and to the staff who worked over the bank holiday weekend.