Care home provider Barchester Healthcare has paid special tribute to all of their carers throughout the company for National Carers Week, to thank them for their dedication to the residents and patients they care for.
Barchester’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Pete Calveley made a special visit to Bluebell Park Care Home in Derbyshire on Wednesday 5th June where he personally awarded the carers with a Cadbury’s gift hamper full of chocolately delights as a token of appreciation for their contribution at the home.
All of Barchester Healthcare’s care staff that work across their 200 care-home portfolio were also presented with the Cadbury’s chocolate hamper to thank them for the contribution they make to the lives of those in their care.
Carers Week is an annual initiative to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Carers have a vital job in the care of residents throughout the home, and form very special bonds with the people they look after. They are the day-to-day face of our home, working directly with residents and families to ensure the very best quality care and support is given.”
On the day Pete said “I am very proud of the carers at Barchester. Our carers work hard to provide high quality, personalised care to the people living in our homes and hospitals, often go above and beyond the call of duty and have a huge impact on people’s lives. They also offer friendship and comfort to residents and their relatives during what can be a very emotional time. Our carers are the very heart of Barchester.”
Claire Cunningham who was gifted on the day by Pete said, “I’m very proud of being a carer, and love taking care of the residents at Bluebell Park. It’s great to be recognised and acknowledged by Barchester and by Pete, but we never lose sight of the people we care for who make our jobs worthwhile.”
Barchester also recently thanked their 1,916 nurses for International Nurses Day in May, and presented each of them with a branded fob watch as a token of appreciation.
Barchester Healthcare is one of the UK’s largest care providers supporting older people living independent lives with dignity and respect. Providing a wide range of services for a variety of needs, Barchester Healthcare support 11,000 residents across 200 homes for short breaks to long term stays.