The Healthcare Homes Group has hosted a special week of thanks and celebration to mark the work of its teams during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The group’s ‘Care Appreciation Week’ took place from Monday 3rd August to Friday 7th August, with members of the group’s executive team visiting each of the 45 homes and 12 homecare branches to convey their thanks and gratitude.
Homes and branches are planned their own special events as part of the week, whilst maintaining their high levels of Covid safety. Just some of the planned activities at homes included a beach-themed party at Home Close in Fulbourn, a Caribbean-themed party with long service award presentations at Park House in Peterborough, a barbecue and musical entertainment at Ladymead in Swindon, a fun sports day, afternoon tea and long service awards at Haughgate House in Woodbridge and a party with hog roast, group dance and party at Sovereign Lodge in Eastbourne.
The 12 branches of the group’s homecare division, Manorcourt Homecare, also planned events such as a treasure hunt around Norwich from the Norwich branch, a buffet lunch and long service awards at the Hornchurch branch, a ‘Bake Off’ in Harlow and afternoon tea with staff probation celebrations in Swaffham.
The events and executive team recognition came amidst an outpouring of community support and thanks for the efforts of care workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Strict measures were introduced by the group when the pandemic was declared, and staff have been working tirelessly to implement new processes to keep residents safe and happy when unable to see their loved ones.
Healthcare Homes Group CEO, Gordon Cochrane explains, “We created Care Appreciation Week as a way of demonstrating our gratitude for the outstanding work of all staff right across our group.
“Every member of our team; care assistants, registered nurses, catering staff, domestic staff, managers, and everyone that contributes to our care delivery, has simply been incredible during the most challenging time we have faced in our history.
“I have been continually overwhelmed, proud and thankful for the efforts they have gone to with the sole aim of keeping people safe. I have heard countless examples of staff who have made personal sacrifices to ensure the wellbeing of residents or clients – coming to work on days off to support their teams, going above and beyond to provide people who are shielding with supplies or help at home. The unity in effort and in care has been phenomenal.
“These efforts are far from over and I join the overwhelming calls of thanks from communities right across the UK for everything the care family has done to support those who need help the most during the most difficult of times.”