Making care workers feel special
Southampton Anna Chaplains and others, through the charity Caraway, are putting together gifts for residential care workers. City Chaplain for Older People, Erica Roberts, said: 'It has been uplifting to be part of the national expression of heartfelt gratitude for our frontline health and care workers on Thursday evenings. We are indebted to so many in our communities, who enable the flow of life to continue smoothly at this time.
'Recognising the hidden role of those who are courageously caring for those who are most vulnerable, and living in our local care homes, we plan to recognise their value with a small gift of hand-cream and chocolate, together with a card to express our thanks for their selfless service.' Anna Chaplaincy network member, Erica, explained: 'Providing compassionate care for residents who are even more isolated without contact with family and friends is even more essential at this time. The Caraway team is staying in regular contact with many of our care homes, and we hope that we will be able to build on these relationships over the coming months.' Caraway is seeking donations saying, 'You can help in these different ways:
Donate? £5 covers one gift of hand-cream and chocolate – please donate here.
Creative? Make some thank-you cards.
Space? Pack the gifts ready for delivery.
Delivery? Collect and deliver the gifts for the care homes.'
If you can offer help, contact Caraway.
By post: Caraway, Highfield Church, Highfield Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1RL.