LDN London today joins social care organisations across the country in paying tribute to and remembering the work of care workers during the pandemic, as part of the Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection.
Gabby Machell, CEO at LDN London, said: “Throughout the pandemic, our workforce has demonstrated their commitment and dedication in supporting our most vulnerable citizens. During the last two years we have seen the tremendous courage and fortitude of our social care staff and today is a day to pay tribute to them and remember those we have lost.
Today we thank the thousands of staff who left the security of their own homes and families to go to work throughout the pandemic. They did this because they understood the importance of their work and that other lives depended on them.
I hope that we can take this opportunity every year to remember our staff and take time to pause and reflect on the commitment and dedication of social care staff and the incredible contribution they have made getting us through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Members of staff at LDN London will clap for a minute at 4pm to thank the workforce.
The Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection was organised by Skills for Care, which supports the social care workforce across England, along with 20 other organisations.
Oonagh Smyth, CEO of Skills for Care, said the purpose of the day is to thank the social care workers who “continued to provide crucial care and support during the pandemic, and to remember those dedicated members of our sector who sadly lost their lives to COVID-19.”
Around 922 social care workers in England tragically died between March 2020 and May 2021.
A memorial wall has been created to share their stories and pay tribute: http://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/covid-19-tribute/
You can also show your support, say thank you and tell your story through the hashtag #RememberSocialCare.