Local homecare workers celebrated at party

Local homecare company, Home Instead Calderdale honoured their home carers and recognised their hard work by taking part in the first ever ‘Celebrating Homecare’ day, organised by United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) and The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC).

The company hosted a lunch party, where their team of caregivers and clients were welcomed to enjoy a buffet lunch and conversation at Jack’s Bar in Elland.

‘Celebrating Homecare’ has been launched to celebrate and recognise the hard work and dedication that home carers provide.  Every day of the year, homecare workers support people to live safely and well at home, enabling people to flourish within our communities.

The theme for this year’s inaugural event was ‘made with care’, celebrating the fantastic relationships that exist between the people who give and receive care, and highlight the many activities they enjoy together. Whether this is crafting, baking, completing a jigsaw or even filming a TikTok, care workers and the people they support were encouraged to celebrate something they have made or shared together.

Home Instead Calderdale employs 40 caregivers who support their clients in their own homes, providing companionship, home help, dementia care and personal care. Throughout a difficult period, they have served an important role as key workers, providing vital support to clients living across Calderdale, Huddersfield and the Spen Valley.

Jane Townson, CEO of UKHCA commented: “Homecare workers have been a lifeline for many people throughout the past 18 months, showing real selflessness and resilience in providing invaluable support to people in their own homes in incredibly challenging times.

“But the work they do is always important – not just throughout the pandemic. Homecare services benefit all of us: people who receive and give services, their families, health services and our wider communities.

“Their roles deserve to be celebrated now, and increasingly into the future.”

Speaking about the celebration, Karolina Gerlich, CEO of the CWC said: “It’s right and proper every so often to take a step back from the day to day and look at what you have achieved.

“Care workers do such amazing work, bringing companionship, care and comfort to so many people.

“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate what they do!”

Owner of Home Instead Calderdale Munaf Patel comments: “We are so proud of our caregivers for providing an outstanding service, week in week out throughout the last 18 months to keep our elderly clients safe and well at home.  With the ending of lockdown in July, Celebrating Homecare Day provided the ideal opportunity to come together, and show our team just how much we value their contribution.”

To find out more about Home Instead Calderdale and the homecare services they provide across the area please call 01422 292424 or visit homeinstead.co.uk/calderdale