Two members of Verwood Afternoon Townswomen’s Guild, Barbara Chisholm and Linda Pearson, met the Princess Royal at the Townswomen’s Guild National AGM in Glasgow recently. They presented a mandate for debate on the long term residential care of people with severe mental or physical disabilities. When care homes close, patients often have to move back in with elderly parents who cannot physically cope, therefore they need a community created for them to care for their specific needs.
This subject was discussed and voted on in the presence of the Princess Royal, who is patron of the Townswomen’s Guild and the mandate was carried unanimously.
“This was the first time a mandate had been accepted by TG National Headquarters from a guild from the Dorset area, so we were all very proud,” said Linda.