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York super-star care heroes really do wear capes!

Published: Friday 26th February 2021

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Staff at the Green Lane care home were surprised with a fun superhero-themed day to celebrate the care teams dedication to providing person-centred care to their residents. Home Manager, Rachel McNally, and driving force for the initiative said, ‘Our staff have been inspirational throughout the pandemic – not just for the way they have worked together to protect their residents but also for how quickly and efficiently they have responded to numerous new guidelines over the last few months. Our superhero for a day initiative really is a testament to how proud I am of the team for their continued resilience, dedication and commitment’.
 
The care team dressed up in superhero eye masks and capes which brought huge smiles to their resident's faces, with some residents also joining in and sporting capes too!  Judith Gray, 83, said, ‘The care team here are wonderful, they really do come to work every day with a smile on their faces and go the extra mile to make a difference to our lives - They truly are my heroes!’.
 
To mark the day, staff created a fun Tik-Tok video in their new superhero capes dancing around the homes garden and living areas which was a hit with residents friends and families.
Deputy Manager, Angela Wightman, was touched by the superhero initiative, she said, ‘Over the course of the pandemic the whole team has really come together to become a support system for one another. I consider all healthcare professionals and carers to be superheroes but to be wearing a cape during my shift alongside my colleagues really did make me feel proud of myself and of the work we are doing to support our residents. It was great fun but also incredibly touching to be recognised as a hero!’.
 
Handley House, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential care home boasting a hair salon, cinema, Sky Bar and spacious lounges overlooking landscaped gardens. Residents at Handley House can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers. For more information about Handley House, contact Rachel on 01904 221 040 or visit https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.