A Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection is to honour the work of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic and those who were sadly lost.
The memorial day is being supported by 21 social care bodies, the Department of Health and Social Care, and Minister of State for Social Care, Helen Whately.
The Minister (pictured) said: “The whole country recognises the bravery of the social care workforce, NHS staff and many others who put themselves at risk to save lives during this global pandemic.
“Our hearts go out to the families, friends and colleagues who have sadly lost loved ones and we will take this time to honour and remember them.
“We have worked to protect health and social care staff throughout the pandemic and we will continue to support them and their families in any way we can.”
An estimated 922 social care workers in England tragically lost their lives between March 2020 and May 2021.
People are requested to add their stories to ‘A Memorial Wall‘ and ‘Thank You Wall’ on The Care Workers’ Charity website in the lead up to the day in March next year.
Other ways in which care providers, care workers, those who draw on care and support, and any other individual can participate on the day include planting a tree in honour of a lost care worker, having a minute’s silence, or creating a piece of art.
Further information on events that will take place on the day and how to get involved can be found on The Care Workers’ Charity website and will continue to be announced in the lead up to the day in March.
Keep involved with the day on social media using #RememberSocialCare.
Find out more about Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection: www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/covid-19-tribute/