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We are really all in this together

We have created this page as a resource for care home managers, nurses and care staff, domiciliary care workers, freelance activity providers, unpaid family carers, including spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandchildren, and volunteers. ­

You are all the unsung heroes of the care system in this country. 

While the news is unremittingly negative, we need to hear the voices of these other great people, many exhausted and close to breaking point, and make them visible. 

We also need to hear from the inspired people who are trying to make things better for themselves and others.

We asked friends and colleagues to share Lockdown communication ideas for anyone caring for an older person, whatever their circumstances, to help them cope better and hope fully during this challenging time.  

So, as well as the current news stories and our blog, you will also find some positive ideas that anyone can use to make life better and nicer during this time to lift people’s spirits and nourish their wellbeing.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Providing Social SUPPORT for thousands of older people across the UK

We work with the oldest old people, the average age of whom is 85. This group of people is incredibly vulnerable at this time. In the coming weeks we are going to need volunteers to help us scale our work. Please contact us to volunteer.

The Care Workers Charity has set up a coronavirus care workers emergency fund to provide emergency financial aid to care workers who are self-isolating.

The Care Workers Charity has set up a coronavirus care workers emergency fund to provide emergency financial aid to care workers who are self-isolating.