Borough Care has thrown its support behind Glad to Care (#Gladtocare), an awareness week showcasing positivity within the care industry and celebrating the amazing work done by those employed in the social care sector. Glad to Care week is an opportunity for people to show their appreciation for the extraordinary contribution that carers make to the lives of the people they care for.
During Glad to Care week, staff and residents at Borough Care’s homes for older people participated in a different activity each day, to highlight what goes on in the homes and to promote the positive aspects of care.
The week kicked off with Monday Motivation, which saw Borough Care residents and staff taking part in an armchair exercise session via Zoom. During Thankful Tuesday, staff chatted with residents about why they are glad to care and what they love about their job. On Thoughtful Thursday, residents shared stories about the things they have got up to since moving to a Borough Care home. Carers and residents came together on Feel Good Friday to participate in group activities, demonstrating the close relationships that develop between them.
Relatives of some residents also took the time to share stories on the care their loved ones have received and how grateful they are to the carers. Janice Roberts, whose mum Lila is a resident at Borough Care’s Bryn Haven home in Brinnington, is full of praise for the staff. Janice says: “The staff are kind and very considerate; nothing is too much trouble. My mum loves all the activities. She really enjoys singing and dancing, which makes so much difference to her wellbeing. The staff are brilliant and couldn’t do anymore, especially during the coronavirus crisis. I can’t praise the staff enough. The care they show is far above what is expected.”
Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, says: “Glad to Care week is a great opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work done by everyone in the care industry. The last few months have been incredibly difficult for everyone in the care sector, yet our staff have continued to work tirelessly to ensure residents are supported emotionally and physically. I am so proud of all the Borough Care team and the incredible work our carers do, to enable our residents to continue to live their lives in colour.”