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This Sunday is a really important time for us all to be in contact with our Mum’s, whether its spending time together or giving cards and gifts to show her that you care.

Of course this year this will be more difficult than normal, with people self-isolating and social distancing in response to the coronavirus situation. For our residents, government guidance to stop visits by friends and relatives to care homes makes this particularly challenging.

Our staff will always do all they can to make the homes as comfortable and sociable for our residents as possible. They are also being incredibly stringent about hygiene, hand washing, and ensuring that any essential visitors to the homes are minimising contact with anyone else.

We want you to still be able to contact your loved ones, and will do all we can  help you show they are thinking of them – not just on Mother’s Day, but at all times.

So whilst we can’t let people visit our homes at the moment, there are a number of other things we can do to help. These include:

Arranging to drop off cards or gifts outside the homes, which our staff can collect from outside and pass onto residents. This could include photos, postcards, paintings, flowers, letters or anything else you think would help to brighten their day.

Sending an email or recorded message to the homes, maybe even sing a song, which our staff will happily pass on for you.

We can help our residents to use phones or computers they have already, so please do call them and send them messages via Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media channel you normally use.

Please speak directly to the Home Managers about any of these ideas, or others you may have to help stay in touch with your loved ones – including Mum this Sunday!