Published: Wednesday 8th September 2021
Nottingham based carers from Coppice Lodge care home have been spreading a little joy around the local community, dishing out hearty breakfasts for frontline workers to show their support and say thank you for all that they do.
With lots of suggestions from the team on where to make their first delivery, Hayward House Hospice Palliative Care Unit was selected to receive the feast in recognition of their outstanding work throughout the pandemic.
The Coppice Lodge team created tasty breakfast bags including sausage and bacon sandwiches, along with vegetarian and gluten free options. They also included a touching ‘thank you’ letter, offering words of support and encouragement to their fellow healthcare heroes.
The care team at Coppice Lodge now intend to continue spreading the joy across the community to those who have worked throughout the pandemic. Plans include deliveries to a multitude of sectors including the emergency services, fire, ambulance and police units, paramedic teams, local GP practices, chemists and pharmacies, postal service workers, refuse collectors and even teachers at local primary schools.
Lifestyle Manager, Lorna Thornley, who is playing an instrumental role in delivering the delicious meals around the community said, ‘During my deliveries, I met some truly inspirational people who have really worked hard over the last year and absolutely deserved a treat! Everyone was so grateful for their breakfast sandwiches, and it really goes to show how a little bit of kindness goes a long way’.
Alex Field, Home Manager at Coppice Lodge, said, ‘We have received so much positive feedback about our breakfast deliveries, and I am just pleased to know that maybe the reason a key worker is smiling is because of our team – It is an incredibly rewarding feeling and the whole reason we started our breakfast initiative!’.
Coppice Lodge, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home boasting a hair salon, cinema room and spacious lounges overlooking landscaped sensory gardens. All 64 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. For more information about Coppice Lodge, contact Home Manager Alex on 0115 920 5906 or click https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/.