Published: Friday 26th February 2021
The team from Brinnington Hall care home in Stockport wanted to show their appreciation to all of their fellow local key and frontline workers, landing on a unique breakfast delivery initiative to say thank you for all they do within the community.
The Brinnington Hall staff and residents were able to nominate their ‘pandemic heroes’ to receive a free breakfast grab-bag. With lots of suggestions, the team set to work putting together tasty breakfast bags which included bacon and sausage sandwiches as well as a touching thank you letter.
Within the first few weeks of deliveries, over 60 breakfasts had been delivered to people working in key roles across a multitude of sectors including the emergency services fire, ambulance and police units, paramedic teams, local GP practices, chemists and pharmacies, postal service, refuse collectors, funeral homes and even teachers at local primary schools.
Care Manager, Stephanie Pickard, who played an instrumental role in delivering the breakfast bags around the community said, ‘During my deliveries, I met some truly inspirational people who have really kept the community going over the course of the pandemic. Everyone was so grateful for their breakfast bags and it really goes to show how a little bit of kindness goes a long way’.
Home Manager, Rachel McIntosh, said, ‘I am so proud of my team, the way that they continue to prioritise the needs of others is truly inspiring. I have received so much positive feedback about our breakfast bags, and I am just pleased to know that maybe the reason a key worker is smiling in the morning is because of our team! I am really looking forward to the day we can invite the community back into our home and celebrate the end of the pandemic together’.
Brinnington Hall, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home boasting a hair salon, café and cinema. The home, which is rated ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission, is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and loved ones are able to visit in dedicated Covid-safe social rooms (subject to current guidelines). For more information, call Rachel on 0161 406 3040 or visit http://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk