“We Wish You Were Here” Residents Send Letters to Volunteers
Missing their weekly visits from their dedicated team of volunteers, residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home spent a morning writing to their friends.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the committed volunteers would visit the home weekly, sometimes more, to spend time with the residents of the Drewery Drive care home, help with serving meals and to enjoy some activities.
However, since the nation locked down in March, non-essential visits to care homes have been stopped and so the residents haven’t seen their friends for over seven months. Many of the volunteers have been visiting the home for several years, so both the residents and staff sincerely miss them at the moment.
In a bid to lift the spirits of both the residents and volunteers, the residents thought it’d be a nice idea to write the volunteers a letter, letting them know how they’re all doing and what they’ve been up to since they could last visit back in February.
Jackie Miles, Home Manager of Rogers House said: “We are so very lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers here at Rogers House, over the years they have really embedded themselves into the home and as a genuine part of the team. Their kindness and support is not only invaluable to the residents but also to the staff, whose work is eased a great deal when the volunteers are here to assist.
“We decided to write to them to wish them well and let them know that we’re all looking forward to being able to welcome them back when it is safe to do so.”