Rochell House presentation

Posted on 28th March 2012 | in Community

l-r: Helen McKonkey, Care Home manager Elsie Dixon, Wayne Dixon, CSO Darin Fawcett, Mary Wilson and PC Michael O’Keefe.

Police in Northumberland have donated a games console and games to residents and staff at Rochell House in Amble.

Rochell House was opened in 1993 and is a small residential care home for adults with learning difficulties.

The staff who work at the home all live locally and support eight adults who live there.

Amble Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Michael O’Keefe said: “The staff at the care home do an amazing job and Rochell House provides an essential service for adults with learning difficulties. We were delighted to be able to help out by donating the games console and hope the residents enjoy it.”

Elsie Dixon, Acting Manager from Rochell House, said: “Our residents spend their time shopping, going to college, doing art and craft classes, and visiting places of interest in the area. The residents enjoy staying active and a passion they all share is music, singing and dancing, so the Wii will be thoroughly appreciated.”

The equipment was paid for by the Northumbria Police Charities Fund, after Community Support Officer Darin Fawcett applied on behalf of Rochell House.

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