To celebrate Professional Care Workers’ Week care home residents in Colchester took to social media to share their gratitude for the people on the frontline.
Crouched Friars residents celebrated their carers and the essential work they do every day in a bid to promote awareness and raise the profile of care workers in the UK.
As part of the campaign, residents shared photos of themselves holding up signs showing what they are most grateful for.
June, who is 92, said: “I am grateful for staff being so helpful and for being able to stay at Crouched Friars.”
Suzanne is 76 and said: “I am grateful for everybody being attentive and helpful when I first came in.”
Peggy is 96 and has been at Crouched Friars for three years, she is grateful to the care workers for being so caring and professional in their roles.
Paulina Eagle, care home manager at Crouched Friars, said: “Our residents and care workers have such a great relationship, and during this special week our residents wanted to say thank you to the care – and wider team, for all of their hard work, day in, day out.
“The last few years have really raised the profile of what it means to work in care. Care workers are extremely hardworking, dedicated people, without whom so many people’s lives would be drastically different.
“Professional Care Workers’ Week was a great opportunity to shine a light on the amazing work that carers do, and we are proud to be a part of it here at Crouched Friars.”