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Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection

In an Open Letter, our CEO Mark Adams, honours today’s Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection.

Two years on from the onset of Covid-19, today we join Skills For Care for their Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection; an opportunity to come together as a sector to thank our fantastic workforce for their contribution throughout the pandemic.

It is sometimes hard to believe that this time two years ago, we were just beginning to learn about the virus and that so quickly, it would impact everything we know and love, both in work and in our personal lives.

What we’ve seen since then from our teams is beyond measure. Hard work, bravery, selflessness, commitment. Words can’t do justice to the incredible things we’ve witnessed from everyone in our sector over the last two years. It goes without saying that on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Executive Team, we are incredibly proud of each and every one of our colleagues at Community Integrated Care.

In a week where we marked our charity’s 34th birthday, we do so against the backdrop of many challenges, both globally and closer to home, that may be weighing heavily on our minds.

I know that it may be difficult, but please try to remember that we all deserve to enjoy these special occasions to celebrate how far we we’ve come, and the impact we’ve all had in ensuring the people we support live the best lives possible.

Of course, on today’s poignant day of reflection, we honour the memories of the much-loved people we’ve sadly lost throughout the pandemic. 122 treasured friends and loved ones, who are forever part of Community Integrated Care. Last year, we launched Our Memory Wall, as a place for everyone connected to our charity to remember those we’ve lost and share stories, prayers and thoughts. If you’d like to add something to our wall, or just take a moment to reflect and remember those who have sadly passed away, you can do so here.

Whilst society returns to normality in the wake of the pandemic, we know that we all still have an important part to play in keeping people safe, well and happy. Again, our thanks to our incredible teams for continuing to do everything that’s asked of you, and then some.

We can simply never say this enough – you’re all extraordinary.

Thank you.

Mark Adams

 

You can become involved with the day on social media using #RememberSocialCare.

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