Seaham View Team Leader Dionne Wylde got a shout out on social media this week, after helping one of the people she supports to connect with his ‘Mam’ over FaceTime.

Arron Rushforth and his mum Lisa look forward to their fortnightly days out when they visit family members and spend quality time together.

However, the coronavirus restrictions mean that Arron and Lisa haven’t been able to keep their regular face-to-face appointment going.

So, Dionne is supporting Arron in having regular video chats with his ‘Mam’ instead.

Their first video call went so well, with Arron smiling and laughing throughout, that Lisa took to Facebook to express her gratitude to Dionne for helping them connect.

Lisa wrote: “Thank you, Dionna Wylde. Seeing my Arron on FaceTime was marvellous. Thank God for technology.”

Arron and Lisa are already planning their future FaceTime calls and look forward to seeing each other again soon.