Carefound Home Care has thanked the Harrogate store of Hotel Chocolat for donating gifts to more than 50 care workers.
Lorna Miles, registered branch manager, said her team received the gifts from the store last week in support of local key workers and their elderly clients.
“Our home carers were delighted to receive these lovely chocolate goodies and we are very thankful to Hotel Chocolat for their generosity,” she said.
“Our amazing carers are critical key workers and the care and support they provide ensures that their clients can continue to live safely and happily in their own homes during this coronavirus pandemic. I am humbled each day by their compassion and professionalism.”
The team from Hotel Chocolat in Harrogate said: “We know thank yous simply don’t cut it, so enjoy some chocolate on us while you’re all working so hard. We really appreciate it.”
Local families supported by Carefound Home Care have also been keen to praise their efforts during these unprecedented times. One client’s daughter said: “We have sincere appreciation for all of your carers and their amazing work ethic, and always with a smile.”
Last month, Oliver Stirk, the managing director of Carefound Home Care said the government must “act now” to recognise the benefits of home care in protecting the UK’s elderly population from coronavirus.
He said that for “too long” hospital discharge teams, NHS trusts and social services teams have seen care homes as the default option for older people requiring care and support.
Often this is due to a lack of understanding of care at home and an absence of any formal way of seeing immediate capacity amongst local home care providers.
“As care providers we can all lobby our local CCGs, local authority teams and spread the word to families. But for things to truly change there needs to be national recognition of the benefits of home care by government, so that CCGs and local authorities across the country have a better understanding and access to a formal capacity planner,” Stirk told Home Care Insight.
Caption: (l-R) Lorna Miles, Registered Branch Manager and Tina Langshaw, Senior Care Supervisor at Carefound Home Care in Harrogate.