The Surrey Care Association is set to host a virtual celebration of social care in the county as it looks to mark the work undertaken by adult social care workers throughout the coronavirus crisis.
The not-for-profit company, which works to support care providers in Surrey, said it is doing away with its usual annual awards, which recognise individual achievements across the year, and is instead hosting the celebration in acknowledgement of the “tremendous work” that’s been done across the sector.
Taking place on November 20, the event will be hosted via Zoom call, and will celebrate the industry’s contribution to combatting the impact of the virus using a collage of positive videos that showcase the best of social care.
Erica Lockhart, chief executive of the Surrey Care Association, said: “As a sector, we’ve been at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus, supporting and caring for the most vulnerable in society. Following a very tough time, we’re looking to celebrate our achievements by hosting a positive event that highlights the very best of carers and the caring industry.”
She added: “We’re not limiting it to professional social care workers though, and are inviting those who look after relatives at home to also get involved – with part of this being a collage of video clips that serve to display the rewarding nature of care.”
The Surrey Care Association is asking providers and carers to submit videos that demonstrate how their teams or individuals have kept both themselves and those they care for entertained during the pandemic.
The event is also open to anyone who operates in a care capacity, so if they care for a loved one, or have a loved one in receipt of care.
The collated videos will be broken down into multiple categories which will be highlighted during the event and cover the following:
1) Best PPE dress up
2) Inventive lockdown programme for residents/service users
3) Family lockdown catch up
4) Staff dance and music
5) Creative cooking
6) Recognising teams
The below video outlines the event’s details:
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