Our Community Care Team are still making home visits
Despite coronavirus, our nurses have still been helping people cope with illness, death and loss in the comfort of their own homes. They’ve continued to deliver the same high standard of care as always whilst dealing with their own concerns about their families, and worrying if they’ll take coronavirus home to them.
Caring for people in their homes, our community nurses used to be able to travel two to a car between home visits, but they must now travel in two separate cars – to minimise risk to our patients and families, and to each other, so they are able to continue caring for local people in need.
This means they’ve been doing double the mileage since the arrival of the Coronavirus, which has doubled the cost of fuel for those daily care visits to patient’s homes.
With many people struggling with additional challenges as a result of the pandemic, these home visits are needed now more than ever.
could cover a tank of petrol for the nurse who looks after your area, so they can make sure no one in your community is left struggling without the support they need.
Read more from Karen
We’re able to give men a shave and wash people’s hair with a special shampoo shower cap – people tell us it feels amazing afterwards. We’ll do anything that makes life a little bit easier for people.
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You are as crucial as my colleagues providing care on the frontline, because we can’t provide our expert care and support to local people in their time of need without your help.
Read more from Katie
I support people who are dying at home, and their families. With the help of my colleagues, we provide physical, emotional or spiritual support – I love my job, and I couldn’t do it without your support
In these difficult and uncertain times, your donation will mean someone can speak to a caring member of our team for expert advice, or receive a home visit from someone who knows exactly what they need.