Many carers can feel very isolated in their role, partly due to the fact they are unable to leave the cared for on their own & partly because of the risks that would come with bringing covid into the household. At this time of the year it can be particularly difficult so we decided to bring the festive cheer to them.
Our carers centre team have been working so hard planning this special festive delivery they’ll probably be able to fill in for Santa himself in the event Rudolf catches covid.
To kick off the celebrations, the carers centre held a virtual Christmas Carol Concert on Zoom. We made sure to send song sheets to everyone attending so carers at home could join in. The music was provided by Holistic Harmonies a Liveprool based community interest group who specialise in using creative arts to promote positive wellbeing.
In addition to the concert we received a donation of 750 Mince Pies from The Salvation Army at Strawberry Fields to distribute to our current carers. We would have loved to have given a mince pie to all of the 4000+ carers registered with the carers centre but as we have 250, we have chosen carers at random those carers that are in a current caring role.
The Holistic Harmonies Singing Trio Carol Concert brought some much-needed festive spirit to our carers, although many carers remain isolated in their homes the Carol Concert brought them together, albeit virtually, to enjoy a good old sing along. Many of the carols bring back memories from times past, it's heart-warming to hear Carers reminisce with each other. Singing is so good for the soul!
- Shelley Southern, Carers Centre Operational Manager
During the Christmas period our team will continue to run the regularly scheduled activities to support Unpaid Carers with their Health & Wellbeing, alongside waiting by the phone just in case Santa needs us.