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Austen House Honours Carers For National Carers Week

Staff and residents at Austen House care home in Lower Earley, Reading run by Barchester Healthcare, are celebrating National Carers’ Week, which takes place from June 5-11. Residents wanted to thank all the wonderful staff at the home, whose hard work and dedication make a real difference to the lives of those living in their care.

Carers Week is an annual event to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face, and recognising the contribution they make to our residents, families and communities throughout the UK. The theme for Carers Week this year is ‘recognising and supporting carers in the community’ – this year the organisers are asking people across the UK to come together to recognise the huge contribution carers make to society.

Staff were treated to an afternoon party and pizza for everyone to enjoy. Family and friends arrived throughout the afternoon to join in the fun with staff and residents. Residents also gave thanks by giving handmade cards and handwritten letters to carers with a small gift of thanks for all that they do.

Joseph Patterson, General Manager said: “It is so wonderful to be able to celebrate Carers Week and thank our fantastic carers with an afternoon party and to be able to welcome the relatives and friends. Everyone has had such a fantastic day.”

Jane, a resident at Austen House commented: “We’ve all had such a lovely time today, it really is a joy to be able to thank our wonderful carers for all that they do. They really are heaven sent.”








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