Meallmore: We’re Stronger Together

Our Managing Director, Gerry Hennessey, thanks everyone who is involved with our care homes for their patience, understanding and hard work to protect our residents during Coronavirus.

First of all, I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone for helping us to do our job in caring for each and every resident in our care homes at this difficult time.

As we all adjust to the new measures in place to protect people from COVID-19, we are very aware of the impact it has had on our residents, families and staff. Coronavirus is affecting everyone in some way, no one will be left untouched.

The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority. Maintaining contact with family and friends is extremely important so we have been facilitating lots of phone and video calls as much as possible across all our care homes. We thank all family and friends of our residents for their patience, understanding and support because we appreciate just how difficult it is to be apart from their loved ones, particularly during such a stressful time.

Above all I am exceptionally proud of our staff at Meallmore. Along with all the other key workers across the UK and other countries, our carers, nurses, chefs, admin, office and maintenance staff have shown solidarity in continuing our essential care services during this crisis. We can’t thank them enough for the amazing contribution they are all making to look after the people who are most vulnerable at this time.

Over the last week we have been heartened by lots of acts of kindness and words of support and gratitude for our teams. These gestures really do mean a lot to us and are very much appreciated, particularly for our staff who often need to self-isolate from members of their own family at home when they return from work.

It is times like these that our communities come together and show their support. Our homes have received generous donations of iPads, food and takeaways which have given our teams a positive boost to know that other people are thinking of them.

As we plan for the coming weeks our care homes are asking people to keep up their community spirit by sharing pictures, drawings and photos of their favourite memories or family occasions to help spread some happiness. We will be sharing the best of these with all of you on our Facebook account.

So while we may have to be apart in person, I know that we will all unite to come through this and that we are stronger together.