Telecommunications Company Help Local Care Home Ring The Changes

Kent-based Fynvola Foundation, a care home for older learning disabled people, was announced today as the lucky winners of the Telcare “Golden Giveaway” competition which launched in June this year.

Online PR News – 09-November-2010 – – Kent-based Fynvola Foundation, a care home for older learning disabled people, was announced today as the lucky winners of the Telcare “Golden Giveaway” competition which launched in June this year.

The prize includes a sophisticated Siemens business telephone system as well as full installation and a years’ maintenance, and will allow the business to communicate more effectively and efficiently, both internally (for example, in between buildings) and externally.

Says Jenny Gurney from Fynvola Foundation: “This fabulous prize will make a massive difference to the way our business operates. It will be good to rely on having a fully accessible as well as flexible telephone system that won’t let us down whether it is in day-to-day use, or, particularly, if there is an emergency.”

The competition, run by local telecommunications company Telcare invited business owners to say in around 200 words what the installation of a free telephone system would mean to them and their business.

The winning entry from Fynvola Foundation (which currently has seven residents and will eventually be able to give specialised care to fifteen disadvantaged adults in a real home-from-home environment) said:

“With the conversion of the large garage as a therapeutic day activities centre, Fynvola hopes to welcome other learning disabled people from the local community to join our residents in the day opportunities. Fynvola has created a home where people can end their lives in a happy and caring environment and ensure they die with dignity among people who care. We need a telephone system that will enable calls to be transferred to various points, activities and staff around the house and grounds. A system that can be used in all emergency situations and ensure our communications on all levels are quick, responsive and reliable. Safety and time are important elements in the overall care of learning disabled people in our community.”

Commenting on the competition, Telcare Director, Lisa Settle, explains: “All the entries to our Golden Giveaway competition, were from deserving businesses. But in the end, the Fynvola Foundation’s entry really stood out. After much deliberation, we shortlisted two entries and having visited both businesses, it was obvious just how much difference the system would make to the care home.”

Debbie Hough, Business Link Advisor, who was one of the judges adds: ‘Fynvola Foundation are a truly deserving winner of the ‘Golden Giveaway’. A new telephone system will not only allow for more responsive communications within the home; something which is critical in supporting high quality patient care, but also support plans to cater for those who have learning difficulties within the local community by offering wider services within the grounds.”

Jenny adds: “As a Registered charity this award, of an advanced telephone system, means that we will be able to communicate on all levels and safeguards our residents. It ensures that we are able to use our funds directly for the residents care rather than diverting precious funds for equipment. Our sincere thanks go to Telcare and their Directors for considering our application and for choosing Fynvola. This means a great deal to us and will enhance our home and the lives of the learning disabled people in our care.”

For more information on Fynvola Foundation please visit: www.fynvola.org.uk and for more information on Telcare telephone products and services please visit: www.telcare.co.uk

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