Contributed by Revitalise
4/03/2021 - Revitalise
With Boris’ announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown, it’s understandable that the British public has breathed a collective sigh of relief that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we are hurtling towards it. However, it is important that we never forget the incredible efforts of the nation’s frontline workers during some very bleak times. Employee Appreciation Day is Friday 5th March and its important to say a huge thank you and share a message of thanks.
The charity Revitalise, based in Chigwell, Essex, usually creates great holidays for disabled people and their carers, a vital lifeline to so many unpaid home carers and their disabled family members. However, during lockdown, respite centres have adapted to provide emergency respite care for people who are worried about their care support, they have also been supporting the NHS by accepting hospital patients.
The frontline staff, including nursing and care teams, have continued to work diligently throughout lockdown, providing much-needed care to vulnerable people at the centres, showing kindness, support and an ear to listen whenever they are needed. There has been fantastic comments from guests, who have been incredibly grateful for the care and attention shown to them.
One Revitalise guest, Leon, said:
“Revitalise has reduced my stress levels from 100 to 20. If it wasn’t for Sandpipers, I don’t know what I would do. I just can’t thank the staff and Revitalise enough. You guys pick me up and make me feel better again.”
So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful staff – because if you can’t say it on Employee Appreciation Day, when can you say it? Thank you for all of your efforts and the lengths you go to, to make our guests feel happy and cared for.
Revitalise are still welcoming disabled people and carers to Revitalise Sandpipers in Merseyside, for those that have not been able to access a respite break for nearly a year due to the pandemic. There is funding available and they can also provide transport across the country.
If you feel you could benefit from their support visit the Revitalise website
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