Celebrating carers’ efforts during Covid-19 lockdown – Professional Care Worker’s Week.

Professional Care Workers Week 1st – 4th September

During the first week of September (1st – 4th September) , the health and social care sector is coming together to celebrate Professional Care Worker’s Week. A great chance to recognise carers and the fantastic contribution they made to the lives of so many people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Karolina Gerlich, executive director at The Care Workers Charity said: “Professional Care Workers Week is an opportunity to demonstrate the best that social care has to offer. “The importance of this event has never been more apparent. The way care workers have embraced and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic is testament to the integrity they possess when caring for people. Which is why this year the theme will focus on Respect and Recognition.”

Research for the charity Carers UK shows that, across the country, an extra 4.5 million people are currently caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends since the Covid-19 pandemic began. This is in addition to nearly nine million who already did so.

Speaking about Professional Care Worker’s Week, Trudi Scrivener, managing director at Ashridge Home Care said,”We are so privileged to have so many incredible carers who provide the care our clients need every day. Our carers have made so many sacrifices during this pandemic to make sure that the people they care for remain safe and they continue to do so. I am so proud to be part of this amazing team.”

“We understand the importance of acknowledging and celebrating the dedication and efforts of our care team. Every year, a number of our lovely carers are praised for the outstanding work that they do. From the Live-in home Carers who work with our Clients year in, year out to our Care Managers who ensure that the hundreds of people we care for are receiving the highest standard of care.”

“Carers don’t get enough recognition and in many companies they certainly don’t get enough pay. But we are working very hard to change that. We want to attract the very best carers therefore it’s important to us that our package is one of the very best in the care industry.” Trudi added.

Across the four days a series of webinars and panel discussions will be available, free of charge and open to everyone. An array of speakers will be sharing their expertise on a range of exciting topics can be found here

Please share and promote the event on social media using the hashtags #R&R and #PCWWeek20

Being a carer at Ashridge Home Care is a special career. We truly value our dedicated team of carers, and we recognise that it takes exceptional people to do such a demanding yet rewarding job. We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in joining our care team.