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LETTER TO EDITOR: For Employee Appreciation Day, Revitalise thank hardworking frontline staff 

March 5, 2021

Dear Editor,

With Boris’ announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown, it’s understandable that the British public has breathed a collective sigh of relief that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we are hurtling towards it. However, it is important that we never forget the incredible efforts of the nation’s frontline workers during some very bleak times. For Employee Appreciation Day (Friday 5th March) I would like to share a message of thanks with your readers.

The charity I work for, Revitalise, usually create great holidays for disabled people and their carers, a vital lifeline to so many unpaid home carers and their disabled family members. However, during lockdown, our respite centres have adapted to provide emergency respite care for people who are worried about whether their care support can continue, and we have also been supporting the NHS by accepting hospital patients.

Our frontline staff, including nursing and care teams, have continued to work diligently throughout lockdown, providing much-needed care to vulnerable people at our centres, and showing kindness and support and an ear to listen whenever they are needed. We have heard fantastic comments from guests, who have been incredibly grateful for the care and attention that our teams have shown them.

One Revitalise guest, Leon, said:

“Revitalise has reduced my stress levels from 100 to 20. If it wasn’t for Sandpipers, I don’t know what I would do. I just can’t thank the staff and Revitalise enough. You guys pick me up and make me feel better again.”

So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful staff – because if you can’t say it on Employee Appreciation Day, when can you say it? Thank you for all of your efforts and the lengths you go to, to make our guests feel happy and cared for.

Revitalise are still welcoming disabled people and carers to Revitalise Sandpipers in Merseyside, for those that have not been able to access a respite break for nearly a year due to the pandemic. We have funding available and can also pr

Devon Prosser, Revitalise
www.revitalise.org.uk  

 

ovide transport across the country. Anyone who feels they could benefit from our support, need only ask.

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