Worksop care home throws garden party for residents to mark National Carers Week

Residents at a Worksop care home made the most of the recent warm weather to gather for a garden party and celebrate National Carers Week.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 3:25 pm

Residents and staff at Westwood Care Home, on Talbot Road, also celebrated the Queen’s upcoming birthday at the event on Friday, June 11.

They had a ‘lovely day’ singing and dancing along to an entertainer, as well as tucking into a special Union Jack cake and enjoying wine spritzers and fresh strawberries.

Home manager Claire Philips said: “This year’s National Carers Week was more important than ever, as we have all supported and cared for our lovely residents during the pandemic and through a very emotional outbreak.

Residents at Worksop's Westwood Care Home enjoy a garden party to celebrate National Carers Week and the Queen's upcoming birthday.
Residents at Worksop's Westwood Care Home enjoy a garden party to celebrate National Carers Week and the Queen's upcoming birthday.

"I could not be prouder of our team for their dedication, support and strength.

“I did a speech at the end to thank all staff for their hard work, dedication and support as what they do across all job roles is truly amazing.

"As a gesture of my thanks I made all staff sweet cones that were given out at the end of the party along with a thank you card.

“I would also like to thank all of our lovely family members for their continued understanding during the pandemic, as well as a massive thank you to all of the team at Westwood, supporting professionals and all carers in the Worksop area – they are all heroes.”

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