Professional Care Workers’ Week


From 1st-4th September, the Care Worker’s Charity will be hosting virtual events for Professional Care Workers’ Week. Topics cover everything from wellbeing to the impact of Covid-19.

You can see the full schedule and get involved here.

Heartfelt thanks to our teams from across the UK


Area Manager Zoe Buckley wanted to send a huge thanks to Hannah, Cathy and Amy at Parrmount Court Extra Care scheme in St. Helens.

Zoe told us, “The daughter of one of our service users found him unconscious on the bed. She alerted the Care Team who then called the ambulance. Hannah, Cathy and Amy then had to commence CPR due to the rapid deterioration of his condition.”

After an ambulance and paramedic attended, the service use was taken to Whiston Hospital ICU.  He was placed in induced coma where his condition was critical.

Zoe said, “I have spoken to his daughter today. He remains in the ICU and is sedated but is out of critical condition. His daughter wanted me to pass on her thanks to the care team on site. She said her dad would not be here if it was not for their quick actions.”

John Abreu, Deputy Manager at Guardian Homecare in Chorley, contacted as after one of their service users sadly passed away. John told us, “She was very fond of the care staff that attended her visits and would always be happy to see them”.

The service user’s family sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers to thank all the care staff in our Chorley team. “It was absolutely lovely and humbling to receive such a delivery showing how the family appreciated the care and support that we provided over the past five years,” said John. “It is a testament to the staff that their efforts were commended after her passing.”

Finally, another of our Guardian Homecare teams received a heart-warming message after the passing of one of their service users. “Guardian looked after my mum on release from hospital. Mum passed away yesterday but she was at home and surrounded by those she loved. I would like to thank the teams who cared for mum, especially Mike, as they went above and beyond. Not just for mum, for the family.”

Amazing work all round – thank you for the wonderful job you’re all doing for our service users and their families.


Don’t forget to nominate your Care Heroes!


Don’t forget that nominations are now open for this year’s Care Heroes Awards which will be the centrepiece of Care Heroes Month in October.

There are eight categories and the deadline for nominations is next Friday 4th September, so please submit your nominations here as soon as you can.