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Highbank Care Home

EDM (Early Day Motion) 431: tabled on 04 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House applauds the community response to social isolation in Highbank Care Home; welcomes efforts by the Rotary Club of Esk Valley and Eskbank and Newbattle Community Council to gather and donate TVs to care home residents feeling isolated; understands that the 40 residents, all aged over 60, are having to remain in their rooms for up to 24hrs a day, with none of their usual communal activities currently available and a number of residents previously having no access to television in their rooms; applauds the Rotary Club of Esk Valley and Eskbank and Newbattle Community Council for their organising efforts; and further applauds the collections of toiletries handed in from Newbattle Abbey Crescent, and W H Smith and Tesco in Dalkeith donating arts and crafts activities and books.