Palms Row Health Care (PRHC), which operates three nursing homes in Sheffield, has confirmed its involvement in this week’s #GladtoCare Awareness Week – a national awareness week which is dedicated to celebrating those who work in the care sector.
The coronavirus crisis has meant that the care industry has had an extremely difficult few months. #GladtoCare Awareness Week aims to champion the incredible work that carers do, giving them the opportunity to shout about why they’re glad to work in care.
The week will show appreciation for the extraordinary contributions that carers make to the lives of recipients of care, their families, and community members.
Heidi Thomas, Head of Marketing at Person Centred Software and one of the organisers of the week commented:
“The current situation in care homes caused by coronavirus has been tremendously difficult, with care workers putting themselves at increased risk to do a job that often goes unnoticed and under-appreciated. Whilst it’s been great to see the public get behind key-workers with ‘Clap for Carers’, much of what has been reported in the media has contributed to increased uncertainty and misunderstanding about care homes and the care sector in general, which we are keen to dispel.”
“Our aim with #GladtoCare Awareness Week is to challenge the public's perception of care by shining a light on all of the incredible work that’s been done, and continues to be done, within the industry.”
Sharing the sentiment behind the awareness week, Palms Row Health Care was keen to be involved. Nicola Richards, Director of Palms Row Health Care said:
“Our dedicated staff continue to work tirelessly to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society and their hard work deserves recognition and celebration.”