A virtual event set to celebrate social care in Surrey will include messages of support from various celebrities – who are keen to vocalise their recognition of thanks for the wonderful work the sector has been doing throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux, is the first high profile voice to be announced – with more to follow as the date draws closer.
Taking place online via Zoom call on 20th November 2020, the event will be hosted by the Surrey Care Association, which is looking to mark and applaud the incredible work that adult social care workers have undertaken during the crisis – having done away with its annual awards to focus on a celebration instead.
Alongside the celebrity voices, the Surrey Care Association is also asking providers and carers to submit videos that demonstrate how teams or individuals have kept themselves and those they care for entertained during the extremely challenging time – with the idea being to create a collage of positive, vibrant videos, showcasing the best of the sector.
Having received a flood of entries, the deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday 16th October – allowing more time for people to contribute.
Not limited to professional carers, the event is open to anyone who operates in a care capacity, so if they care for a loved one, or have a loved one in receipt of care either at a care home or via homecare then they are also welcome to submit a video.
The collated videos will then be broken down into multiple categories which will be highlighted during the event and cover the following:
- Best PPE dress up
- Inventive Lockdown Programme for residents/service users
- Family lockdown catch up
- Staff dance and music
- Creative cooking
- Recognising teams
Erica Lockhart, CEO of the Surrey Care Association, said: “We’ve experienced an incredibly tough time in recent months but, as a sector, we’ve also done an incredible job – working hard to keep residents safe in the face of tremendously challenging circumstances. Now though, we’re wanting to forget about the trials and tribulations and instead celebrate what we’ve achieved. This is what the event is all about – showcasing the very best of social care in Surrey.”
Erica continued: “We’ve had some brilliant videos submitted so far, but we’re still welcoming more as we approach the date of the event. We’ve also had many celebrities and VIPs indicate their eagerness to participate – with HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux being one of the first to come forward and add his voice in appreciation – so we’re hoping for a really fantastic event which will serve to help carers throughout Surrey feel recognised and valued.”
To find out more about the event please visit https://www.surreycare.org.uk/events/celebration-social-care-surrey