Residents found themselves stranded in their own homes, many of whom were cut off from family and friends during the recent server weather.
Cumbria County Council was forced into implementing its emergency action plan in order to reach vulnerable communities. This included the use of the military assistance who brought with them a Chinook Helicopter to airlift supplies to those most affected.
Artemis Domiciliary Care staff were also involved ensuring that vulnerable people received the care they required enlisting the help of Farm Agricultural Machine Specialists, Carrs Billington to reach clients in need.
Louise Kelton, Registered Manager said:
“Lots of our staff where trying to reach clients despite the hazardous conditions to ensure that clients were getting the help they needed, unfortunately, they were also getting stuck in the snow. We contacted Carrs Billington to see if they could assist and they brought tractors to help us get to those clients in need. Without them, lots of our staff and clients would have been have been stranded. I would like to thank Carrs Billington on behalf of Artemis Domiciliary Care clients and staff for their help over the past few days.”
Ms Kelton Also went onto say a big thank you for all the hard work and commitment Artemis Domicillary Care staff showed over the past few days braving the severe weather conditions and come to work to ensure that clients were ok and received the care they needed.