Care homes are feeling the community spirit
Across the nation, 'We are in it together' is being echoed from every street corner and social media account. It really is the time to come together, and support one another and to be positive where we can - and at Sanctuary Care, we are doing just that.
The team and residents at our Birchwood Court Residential Care Home, a care home in Peterlee, have been spreading joy and hope with their handmade beautiful message to passers-by.
The message, which is a stunning rainbow made using the residents’ and team's handprints with the words 'After every storm comes a rainbow of hope', is proudly displayed for the wider community to enjoy, with the aim of simply uplifting spirits and inspiring their neighbours and friends.
But community spirit hasn’t stopped there!
Our residents at Breme Residential Care Home, a care home in Bromsgrove have been receiving lovely surprises in the post from their friends at ALM Fitness (pictured above).
Instructors and workers at the Redditch based gym have been sharing messages in between home-based workouts just for our residents.
Elsewhere, we have been sharing a big thank you to community friends over the past weeks - here are some of the highlights...
- Young London Florist and Simmons Bakers in Hertfordshire for their lovely delivery of fresh baked goods and flowers to Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home, our care home in Hertfordshire
- The team at Brakes, who are helping us support our amazing staff, delivering their food shop direct to them at work. As keyworkers, they are not at home with their families so a food delivery shop is one less thing for our unsung heroes to think about
- Our staff and residents at Don Thomson House Residential Care Home, a care home in Harwich Essex, received a surprise delivery of Easter eggs from their local Morrisons store
- And similarly, Park Lodge Care Home, our care home in Aberdeenshire also received some Easter sweet treats to keep the team smiling. Home manager at Park Lodge Carole said: "It really was a lovely surprise."
- Finally, our residents and the team at Heathlands Residential Care Home, a care home in Pershore, enjoyed an amazing fish and chips supper courtesy of Riverside Fish Bar (Resident Connie, pictured below)
So a big thank you to our community friends
We have been overwhelmed by the level of support from our communities. We have really felt the community spirit and our homes are definitely a part of that.