Residents and colleagues at Exemplar Health Care’s specialist nursing homes in Sheffield, gave special thanks to the local community on Sunday’s nation-wide clap for carers, in appreciation for the overwhelming messages of support received during the past few months of lockdown.
Since March, residents living at Longley Park View, Willowbeck and The Lodge, have been inundated with letters and gifts from the local community – including neighbouring houses, GP surgeries and local community centres – and would therefore like to say thank you for the continued support.
Glitterbakes Cakes, a Rotherham business, baked a cake and cupcakes for residents and colleagues to enjoy, a local lady who had been fundraising to buy some small gifts for key workers dropped off a box of goodies from The Body Shop, whilst a neighbouring family brought flowers, brownies and a thank you letter.
Aston Tara, a local community centre, delivered gift hampers, and Wincobank GP surgery delivered inspirational paintings and goodies.
Exemplar Health Care is a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs. Their community-based homes provide person-centred care and rehabilitation that focus on maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.
On behalf of the three Sheffield care homes, Sandra Rhodes, Home Manager at Willowbeck, said: “Across all of our homes, we look to support a number of local initiatives that help our residents feel part of the local community and we have therefore been blown away with the generous gifts and messages of kindness that have been received over the last few months. It really means the world to both our residents and staff alike.