We are delighted to be a part of the launch of the inaugural Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, paying tribute to the vital efforts of the social care workforce during the pandemic and remembering those members of the workforce who we sadly lost.
An estimated 922 care workers in England sadly lost their lives between March 2021 and May 2021. We are grateful that there have been mercifully few infections and deaths from Covid-19 from within Shared Lives arrangements, but where they do happen we know it has a huge impact on everyone involved.
We have joined forces with 20 other partner organisations to launch the Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection which will take place on March 2022.
As part of the launch we have set up a Memorial Wall and Thank You Wall on The Care Workers’ Charity website where people can share tributes to care workers lost during the pandemic and say thank you to those who provided vital support. We will be continuing to collect stories and tributes on this page in the lead up to the day in March.
Other ways in which care providers, care workers, those who draw on care and support, and any other individual can participate on the day include planting a tree in honour of a lost care worker, having a minute’s silence, or creating a piece of art. More suggestions can be found on The Care Workers’ Charity website along with further updates on events taking place on Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection and how we will be involved.
You can keep updated on social media using #RememberSocialCare.