In Carers Week we wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to our families, neighbours and local communities for the incredible support that you have given us during the coronavirus crisis.
As Les Clarke, Executive Director of Care and Support at Care Plus, explains:
“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received. Our team has been working hard to support vulnerable customers. We have continued to provide personal care to those who need it most, made thousands of reassurance calls each week and maintained a 24:7 lifeline telecare response service. Outside of their working hours many colleagues have also volunteered, helping residents obtain food and essential supplies.
“Our jobs have been made easier thanks to incredible backing from our families and from the public. Carers have found neighbours lining-up to applaud them as they set off to work and schemes have received cards and letters from well-wishers from all over the country. The support has been overwhelming”.
“We are also grateful for a surprise delivery of 250 face masks from public services provider Amey after Pencric, our retirement living community in Penkridge, was nominated to receive a share of 90,000 items of equipment donated by Amey to fellow key workers”.
Care supervisor Michelle Edwards said that she is proud of the role that carers have played in the crisis:
“The pandemic has changed the way that people think about carers, not just in Carers Week but more generally. This is our generation’s battle and we’ve been on the frontline.”