Regional homecare company, Hales Group Ltd is honouring its care workers and recognising their amazing work on 22nd September, by taking part in the first ever ‘Celebrating Homecare’ day, organised by United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) and the Care Workers’ Charity (CWC).

‘Celebrating Homecare’ has been launched to celebrate and recognise the amazing work 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 is ‘made with care’, to celebrate 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 are being encouraged to celebrate something they have made or shared together.

Hales Homecare employs 2000 care workers who support their clients in their own homes, providing companionship, medical care, dementia care, and supporting people to regain and maintain independence. Throughout an incredibly difficult period worldwide, they have served an important role as key workers, providing vital support to clients living across the UK.

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.

“Careworkers 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!”

Managing Director of Hales Homecare, Nicola Mewse comments: “Our Care Workers have proven to be inspirational throughout recent months and we are delighted that this year’s Homecare Day celebrates the personal touch they bring to so many people’s lives.”

“We see endless examples of making, baking & entertaining much of which has been led by the care staff themselves. We are incredibly proud to have such a committed and talented workforce within Hales Homecare and want to recognise them today and everyday”