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A day of Remembrance and Reflection

Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection is taking place today (17 March 2022).

Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection is being held by 21 organisations across social care to pay tribute to the incredible work of the dedicated people working across adult social care during the past two years of the pandemic and beyond.

The day will also remember those social care colleagues we’ve sadly lost to COVID-19. An estimated 969 social care workers lost their lives to COVID-19 between March 2020-September 2021.

A special event is set to be held in London on the day and will be streamed live for a virtual audience, between 10:30am – 12:30pm. Register to take part via the booking link.

The event will be an important part of Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, allowing a space for people across social care to come together and share their experiences and reflections. Speakers will include Oonagh Smyth, CEO of Skills for Care, Gillian Keegan, Minister of State for Care, as well as others working across the social care sector.

A poem dedicated to our social care workforce has been specially written to be read at the event, and there will also be a screening of an exclusive film sharing stories from people working across care about how the pandemic impacted them.

As well as joining the event, there are many other ways to take part in Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection:

  • Share message of thanks and recognition on the virtual memorial wall and tribute wall 
  • Home memorials: plant a tree, host a coffee morning, or create a flower display, for example
  • Share messages and event news/activities on social media using #RememberSocialCare
  • Visit the Memorial Wall and Thank You Wall and leave a tribute to a lost loved one, a thank you to a care worker who has provided vital support to you or someone you know, or a well done to a colleague who worked hard to help keep the people they support safe during the pandemic.

Suggested social media posts include:

Twitter: Proud to be a part of Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection taking place today. Visit the Memorial Wall and Thank You Wall to leave a tribute. Help us to fundraise. #RememberSocialCare

Linked in: We’re proud to be a part of today’s Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, and are encouraging everyone impacted by social care to get involved. Today we reflect on the vital work and support of the social care sector through the COVID-19 pandemic and remember those workers who sadly lost their lives.

The Care Workers Charity has published a host of resources to help homes to get involved.

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