17th March 2022
Remember Social Care
Blog by Charlotte Lawrence
(Made With Many Student Placement in Wellingborough)
Today is Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection – a day to pay tribute to individuals that worked in the social care industry during the pandemic and those that sadly lost their lives to COVID-19. There is a Memorial and a Thank You wall on the Care Workers Charity website where you can express your reflections in words. There are also lots of other ways you can mark the day, by planting a tree in honour of lost loved ones, writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you through this past year or getting creative (through a journal, painting or drawing – whatever works for you).
Other ways to reflect or remember:
- We have loads of ideas to spark your creativity on our website, visit our Get Inspired page.
- The Daylight Centre in Wellingborough start Art and Soul Sessions with artists Carole Miles and Phiona Richards from The Eloquent Fold today (from 1pm). These drop in sessions are planned to support wellbeing and creativity, following the pandemic.
- If you have a story relating to local people and the pandemic and would like to share this with the community as part of the Wellingborough Stories project, then you can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wellingborough African Caribbean Association are holding A Day to Remember on from 2-5pm on 16th April. This free event is to remember, honour and celebrate past community members and to bid a fond farewell to those we lost during the pandemic. There will be lots of amazing activities including drumming, poetry, and dancing along with some delicious Caribbean cuisine, and we would love to see you there!
- Plant something! Tulips or daffodils are great this time of year and are always nice to look back on when they blossom each year.
Remembrance and reflection is an important part of coming to terms with the last few years. Coming together as a community to reflect can be rewarding and a boost to everyone’s morale, which after such a difficult few years, I’m sure will be welcomed.
Please let us know what you do this Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection by tagging us in your social media posts @madewithmany_ (Twitter) or @madewithmany.org (Facebook) and using the hashtag #RememberSocialCare.