Saturday, 18 April 2020

Bridgeside Lodge Care Home

"Music can provide access even when no medication can; to movement, to speech, to life ... music is not a luxury, but a necessity." Oliver Sacks

My friend, Jane Glitre, runs the Spitz Charitable Trust.  We have known each other for thirty years, from the time we both travelled to war-torn Sarajevo. Today Jane finds herself in the middle of a new war.


Bridgeside Lodge Care Home in Islington,  London, is a wonderful place, confirmed by the home's support for the Spitz and their work with music for the residents. You can get a hint of this by watching this great video.

I visited Jane at the home two years ago and was hoping to go there regularly, but my own health problems got in the way of that.


Along with care homes across the country a number of Bridgeside residents have died from Coronavirus.  One of the latest victms was former Islington Labour Councillor, Wally Burgess, who died on 13th April, aged 79. Jane tells me that he enjoyed playing the piano at the music sessions.

Yesterday we learned that hospitals had run out of protective gowns. So what is the situation in care homes like Bridgeside?


Earlier this week The Daily Mail reported that, “Care home bosses have accused the Government of a 'shambolic' response to the sector's coronavirus crisis… Insiders said they were receiving only 'paltry' and 'haphazard' deliveries of essential items such as masks, gloves and aprons - mandatory for all healthcare workers."


One employee at Bridgeside told the Islington Gazette: “We still don’t have the right PPE, and Public Health England keep changing their guidance and using PPE based on what is available. It’s a bit of a mess and I think it’s too little too late, which is very sad. It’s very hard and it’s very upsetting.”


But don’t worry Health Secretary, Matt Hancock tells us: “I am deeply conscious that people in residential care are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus. We have already begun testing social care workers and will roll this out nationwide over the coming days … We will test all current care home residents with coronavirus symptoms and all new care home residents who are discharged from hospital into care.”

The sad news from Bridgeside gives the lie to that.

Meanwhile we learn that Matt Hancock accepted £32,000 from the chairman of a think-tank which wants to scrap the NHS and £5,000 from the director of a private nursing firm which supplies agency workers to the health service.

Jane tells me that, "when we are able to return to Bridgeside we will work with the staff, bringing music to every part of the building. It will be a part of the healing process for the staff, residents and grieving relatives. A place to reflect and pay tribute."


Clap for Bridgeside Care Home


Last word to Chunky Mark


  1. I want to thank Dr Emu a very powerful spell caster who help me to bring my husband back to me, few month ago i have a serious problem with my husband, to the extend that he left the house, and he started dating another woman and he stayed with the woman, i tried all i can to bring him back, but all my effort was useless until the day my friend came to my house and i told her every thing that had happened between me and my husband, then she told me of a powerful spell caster who help her when she was in the same problem I then contact Dr Emu and told him every thing and he told me not to worry my self again that my husband will come back to me after he has cast a spell on him, i thought it was a joke, after he had finish casting the spell, he told me that he had just finish casting the spell, to my greatest surprise within 48 hours, my husband really came back begging me to forgive him, if you need his help you can contact him with via email: or add him up on his whatsapp +2347012841542 is willing to help any body that need his help.

  2. Hello, I am Monalisa. After being in relationship with my husband for years, he broke up with me. I did everything within my reach to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so badly because of the love I had for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to my friend and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back , I had no choice than to try it. I messaged the spell caster, and he assured me there was no problem and that everything will be okay before three days. He cast the spell and surprisingly on the second day, my husband called me. I was so surprised, I answered the call all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that had happened He wanted me to return to him. He also said he loved me so much. I was so happy and went to him that was how we started living together happily again. The spell casters email is : []. You can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or any other Case.

    DR. EDES SPELL CASTER could help you with the following:

    1) Love Spells

    2) Lost Love Spells

    3) Divorce Spells

    4) Marriage Spells

    5) Binding Spell.

    6) Breakup Spells

    7) Banish a past Lover

    8.) You want to be promoted in your office/ Lottery spell

    9) want to satisfy your lover

    He also cure the below listed sickness;

    (1) HERPES,

    (2) DIABETES,

    (3) HIV&AIDS,


    (5) HEPATITIS B,

    (6) IMPOTENCE,


    (8) DIARRHEA

    (9) ASTHMA...

    Contact this great man if you are having any problem for a lasting solution


    Whatsapp him now ; +2348151937428