Thanks to our CARERS

Bourne View resident Molly Tarrant (left) thanks care assistants Becca Grant, Faith Frances and Rebecca Oliver.
Bourne View resident Molly Tarrant (left) thanks care assistants Becca Grant, Faith Frances and Rebecca Oliver.

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

At Colten Care, the week featured treats for colleagues and residents such as homemade cakes, ice lollies and doughnuts. At Bourne View care home in Poole, carers were also visited by an ice cream van.

Bourne View care assistants Faith Frances, Becca Grant and Rebecca Oliver said it was “lovely” to feel so appreciated. Faith added: “Carers want to make people feel happy and secure and that’s why we do what we do. But it’s also nice when you are told you are special and are appreciated too. I think we have all felt really spoilt this week.”

Resident Molly Tarrant said: “I came to Bourne View after having a stroke and the carers here look after me so well and ensure I’m able to continue going out and living my life.

“They help get me get into my wheelchair, they take me out to the garden and with any other help I require – I know they are there for me anytime I need them.

“It’s been lovely to turn the tables and spoil them a little and tell them how important they are.”

Colten Care’s Chief Operating Officer, Elaine Farrer, said: “We all know carers are a very special kind of human being, but never has their devotion been more evident than under Covid. Seeing our carers calm fears, lift spirits and keep families in touch, all whilst providing the very best care we have all come to expect, fills my heart with gratitude.

“Carers Week is a special time to step back and really show our thanks and appreciation for this and to tell all our carers – “We simply couldn’t do without you.”

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