Care staff across an award-winning care group received an unexpected Halloween surprise this weekend, when they were treated to wellbeing gift boxes following a frightening enough year.
CHD Living, which owns and operates 13 care homes across Surrey and South London, decided that no tricks were necessary this year, and instead focussed on treating those working across its care services.
Partnering with Brown Paper Packages, CHD Living organised the delivery of nearly 600 gift boxes to staff from across its care homes, specialist rehabilitation centres and domiciliary care business, CHD Care at Home.
A complete surprise to recipients, the boxes included everything needed for a spot of self-care including a mindfulness activity book, calming herbal tea leaves, a pampering face mask and delicious chocolates, all delivered with a motivational ‘You Got This!” greetings card.
The gifts added to an already exciting day across the services, which saw residents and staff dress up as superheroes for the occasion, in recognition of the challenges overcome and also still to be faced by the care sector as England prepares to enter a second national lockdown.
Speaking of the gifts, Shaleeza Hasham, Head of Hospitality and Communications at CHD Living said: “2020 has been scary enough for everyone, so we decided to turn Halloween on its head this year and to use this as an opportunity to celebrate the strength of our superhero care workers, who go above and beyond in taking care of their residents every day.
The reaction across our services was wonderful to see, with staff touched to receive the gifts. With everything that’s happened over the last year, this is of course just a small token of our appreciation and admiration, however the impact has been a huge boost to morale, which is fantastic.”