Saying thank you to carers

Carey Lodge resident Rita Blake and carer Nikki Bradbury.
Carey Lodge resident Rita Blake and carer Nikki Bradbury.

Thoughtful Carer’s Survival Kits were given to employees at Wing-based care home Carey Lodge during National Carers Week.

A series of amusing little treasures symbolised the value of the work they do and included a paper clip (to help carers hold it all together), a love-heart sweet (to remind them they are loved) and a candle (to recognise how many lives they light up).

In addition more than 100 members of the team at the home – run by a local care provider and The Fremantle Trust – received a hand-made card created by resident Doreen Groves.

It featured a poem penned by fellow residents to express their thanks.

Service manager Clare Hedge gave a speech of appreciation and residents and employees enjoyed delicious home made cakes prepared by the chef. She said: “The residents went out of their way to make the event special and it was very touching.”

Music teacher Jill Neenan joined the get-together to play a selection of songs on the piano.