A mother and daughter have been reunited for the first time in nearly 24 years, thanks to the efforts of care workers from Radis Community Care.

When care staff at Ty Heulog extra care scheme in Pontyclun, South Wales received the sad news that resident Diane had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, they decided to do all that they could to reconnect her with her daughter.

Diane and her daughter Carlene both have learning disabilities, and at the age of 7 Carlene was put into the care of foster parents. With a bit of detective work and help from the local authority, Radis care staff were able to track down Carlene’s care manager and arrange a meeting.

The pair have since made an emotional reunion, where they enjoyed a ‘packed lunch’ specially prepared by Radis care staff and Carlene took away a hamper of toiletries that staff had helped Diane to put together as a gift.

Diane said: “I am so happy that I got to meet my daughter and have her back in my life.”

Service Manager for Radis Community Care, Melanie Walters added:  “I am so proud of how the team persevered in reuniting Diane with her daughter and that they will now get to spend some precious time together.  It’s because of these lovely acts that I know we have the most caring, dedicated people in the team, who go so far over and above to support our clients to achieve their wishes.”

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