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Care workers keep the smiles on residents’ faces

Nurses and care workers at care homes in Sheffield are keeping the smiles on residents’ faces despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

Nicola Richards, who runs Palms Row Health Care which operates three homes in the city and has seen deaths during the pandemic, has praised her staff in the media for performing miracles.

She explained:

While our primary thoughts are with those who have sadly died and in caring for the sick, our staff are also trying to keep residents’ spirits up.

Despite the fact that residents can’t use the communal areas together, that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun.

There’s no denying its hard and the emotional toll of seeing people die from the disease is horrendous.

Staff have been serenading residents with personalised sing songs, a pizza day and managed to take part in the Sparkle for Social Care fundraising campaign.

The families of the relatives have rallied round in support of the care workers. One Facebook message left on the company’s page congratulated the firm for looking out for the care sector, after they were featured on Sky News.