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[Updated 20/05/2020]

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Daffodil Moves In

People standing in a room Daffodil Support Services Ltd, which provides assistance to people in their own homes, has moved into spare office space at Severn Vale Housing in Tewkesbury.

Daffodil, which helps the elderly and disabled in Tewkesbury Borough, had been looking for suitable office space locally for some considerable time. The company employs fifteen support workers and currently looks after over eighty people. The business was launched in 2014 and has grown considerably in the last three years.

Company Director Vicki Hawker said: “We weren’t having much luck in finding suitable premises in Tewkesbury when one of my team posted on Facebook that we were looking for office space. Severn Vale Housing immediately responded saying they had space available in their building. We came to look around and the rest is history”.

Severn Vale Housing Asset and Commercial Director Michael Craggs said: “We hadn’t actively marketed our spare space, but we were planning to. When we saw Daffodil’s appeal on social media we realised it would be a good fit for us. We run retirement schemes and have experience of working with older people so the two businesses had a certain synergy.

“We have welcomed them into Severn Vale and hope they can continue to grow their business in Tewkesbury Borough”.

Daffodil Support Services staff don’t wear uniforms and staff drive their own cars so people who use their services are not singled out in the community as vulnerable. They do not currently provide personal care but they do carry out various duties from basic housework, meal assistance and shopping to welfare check, accompanying people to appointments and problem solving.