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Celebrating Surrey’s care workers

Published: 30 July 2020

Celebrating Surrey Care Week, with stories from care homes and centres around Surrey

Care providers have been going all out to keep residents entertained and supported

From arranging virtual tea parties and "drive-through" family visits to stopping clients falling prey to scammers, Surrey care providers have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus outbreak to boost people's spirits and keep them entertained and supported.

Across the county, providers of care to others, whether in care homes or people's own homes, have come up with new and inventive ways to keep residents active, busy and connected to their families.

With the help of the Surrey Care Association and Surrey Heartlands health and care partnership, we showcased the work of the county's care providers over the course of a week in July that was designated #SurreyCareWeek.

You can find more information about Surrey Care week in the webpages below:

If you are thinking of starting a career in care, take a look at our Start a rewarding career in care article, which includes stories from care workers on why they love their job.

Some of Surrey's residents who rely on the support of care workers showed their thanks in a heartwarming video. Ethel, a 110-year-old resident at Abbeywood care home, joined other residents from Holly Lodge, Parklands Manor, Rodney House and Nower Care to thank Surrey's unsung heroes working in care for their dedicated support during the pandemic. Thank you care workers.

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