Two care workers have written and recorded a song to celebrate the frontline heroes of the pandemic.
Ingrid Clift and Kathryn Rachel Harris, who work for separate providers, have come together to compose ‘We are Here’ in support of The Care Workers’ Charity.
The pair are asking for donations for the charity, which supports carers and former carers who are facing financial hardship, through their JustGiving page.
Ingrid commented: “We’ve chosen to support The Care Workers’ Charity with our song ‘We Are Here’ because of the great work they do in representing and advocating on behalf of care workers.”
Kathryn and Ingrid met when they worked together at The Orpheus Centre in Godstone, Surrey.
Ingrid now works for Home Counties Carers in Surrey and Kathryn, who has a degree in music, works as an occupational therapy support worker at the Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital in Caerphilly.
But since parting ways, the pair have remained long-distance friends.
“I asked Kathryn during lockdown if she could write a melody for the lyrics I had written to the song. The inspiration for the lyrics came from a place of pure pride in the care sector as we worked through the lockdown,” Ingrid explained.
“The carers I worked with and community NHS staff just stepped up selflessly on a daily basis. Care comes first, no matter what, our duty of care is to those who depend on us, to those who are waiting for us, to those who trust us – We Are Here!
“The care sector has literally changed my life, it is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Today, I’m so glad that I was bold and brave and chose a career in the care. I’m a kinder, happier and better person because of it.”