Essential Care and Support: “Together we can get through COVID-19”

As our services continue to take the necessary precautions during COVID-19, it has had a major impact on the lives of the individuals we support.

As they remain at home, they unable to do their daily activities, such as shopping or interacting with the community, whilst others aren’t able to see their families.

In this moment, many of our services have come up with creative ideas and activities that benefit the individuals we support and we will continue to share these stories on our intranet.

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Staff at Essential Care and Support have taken the initiative to help the individuals we support with a variety of fun activities to keep themselves busy during this difficult time.

Eve Collis, Registered Manager, filmed many of the activities and created a video to help lift everyone’s spirit up!

Played to the tune of ‘Let it Be’ by The Beatles, staff and the individuals we support were able to do the following activities:

  • Painting
  • Decorating
  • Activity books
  • Outdoor activities in the garden
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Cleaning
  • Baking

Everyone also got involved in the ‘Clap for Carers’ campaign to raise awareness and thank the amazing work front-line staff are doing across the country.

Eve spoke about why this video needed to be made: “I wanted to create a video that captured the importance of togetherness and to support both the people we support and the staff team to focus on something positive and fun during these uncertain times.”

Staff at Essential have worked incredibly hard to keep morale high at the service and ensure the individuals we support are not missing out on activities that benefit them.

As you can see from the video everyone is really happy, they worked on it all weekend and its just created a real sense of pride for Essential Care and Support,” said Eve.

National Care Group would like to thank everyone involved at Essential for the commitment and dedication they have shown in supporting individuals at their service.

They have gone the extra mile and this video is evidence that when we all work together, we can get through this!