Thank you from care homes

Care home staff from across the country have said ‘thank you’ for 1,000 treat packages handed out by our colleagues to give them a boost for their hard work.

Letters, emails and social media comments have been sent to us, after we decided to make the gesture to show our support from one set of frontline workers to another.

The special packages have been filled with tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, chocolate, hand cream and soap to allow key care workers to enjoy a nice treat when they are hard at working caring for the most vulnerable.

They have been handed out to care homes in the following areas: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

Tracy Quinton, from Gresham Care Home, in Norfolk, said: “Thank you very much for your kind box of treats you sent to the Gresham Care Home. It was very much appreciated by all the staff and residents.”

Fran Edmunds, Director of Stonebridge Nursing Home, in Redditch, said: “We have had a fabulous parcel of goodies delivered to us today to say thank you for what we do. Well, we could say the same to Central England Co-op. You have been a lifeline for local communities everywhere and have shared the risk equally. Given the pressures your own teams must still be under, this is just the kindest gesture.”

Judy Faulkner, from Bourn View Care Home, in Bourneville, said: “We took delivery of two lovely boxes of treats and goodies from Central England Co-op.

“We were very touched and pleased to receive the boxes.”

Janet Barlow, from JB Care Homes, in Barnsley, said: “We would all like to thank you from our little care homes in Barnsley. The gift box was a great surprise and put a smile on all our faces.”

Diane Lee, Home Manager from Lillibet Lodge, in Bedford, said: “I would like to say a very big thank you for our surprise gift that we just received - it has been greatly appreciated.”

Michael Hamilton, Homes Manager at Agape House, in Kettering, said: “Your kind gesture is very much appreciated. It feels great to know that the work we do is recognised and even better to get little reward treats.”

Desmond Shiels, from The Laurels, in Market Deeping, said: “Our residents and staff will enjoy the contents, very thoughtful and much appreciated.”

The parcels, which featured a message of support for care workers, have been delivered to care homes located within a one-mile radius of our Food Stores and Funeral homes.

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