Thousands of care professionals will be honoured today to mark NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day.
Care providers are being urged to get involved with a series of activities throughout the day, such as displaying rainbows or hosting an afternoon tea.
Event supporter, the National Care Association (NCA), is calling on providers to use the day to celebrate their staff in their own way and join a synchronised cake cutting ceremony at 4pm.
Nadra Ahmed OBE, chairman of the NCA, said: “Our workforce have responded to the pandemic with compassion, commitment and selflessness in order to ensure our residents in social care remain as safe and supported as they can be.
“In social care we support over one million people and employ 1.5 million individuals who have been involved in a variety of settings.
“We have more beds then the NHS and yet are often forgotten, which is why NCA is committed to supporting this day and ensuring that our workforce are celebrated alongside their colleagues in the NHS and other critical frontline staff.”
Mike Padgham, managing director of St Celia’s Care Group, tweeted this morning that his company has given staff a gift of wine, chocolates, a card, a badge and personal letter of thanks.
The NCA is raising funds for this event, with all donations going to frontline workers. Donations can be made by visiting the NHS, Social Care and frontline workers day web site or NCA’s donation page.