Person Centred Software and Autumna are thrilled to announce that #GladtoCare Awareness Week is returning for a second year.
Following the great success of the 2020 inaugural event, which saw over 250 care homes take part and the #GladtoCare hashtag used over 25,000 times in just one week, it is hoped that this second-time celebration will become an annual awareness week.
Created in admiration of the care sector, #GladtoCare Awareness Week serves as a celebration to resilient care workers, following what has undeniably been a trying period for the industry. It shows appreciation for the extraordinary contributions that carers make to the lives of recipients of care, their families, and community members, reassuring families currently looking for care and in turn resulting in improving occupancy for providers.
Spearheaded by Person Centred Software and Autumna, two major players in the care industry, #GladtoCare Awareness Week 2021 will take place from Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July 2021. Throughout the week, participants will be invited to join in with a variety of fun and innovative activities designed to get the entire care community and its residents involved.
Speaking of the initiative, Jonathan Papworth, co-founder of Person Centred Software, said: “The response to the inaugural #GladtoCare Awareness Week was fantastic and saw hundreds of care providers across the UK get involved at the height of the pandemic. One year on, and with the COVID-19 still very much impacting the sector, we were keen for the event to return.”
"We hope that as many care providers and care workers will get involved as possible to shine a light on all of the incredible work that’s been done, and continues to be done, within the industry, much of which often goes unnoticed and underappreciated," Jonathan concluded.
Various initiatives during the week will encourage carers to highlight reasons why they are ‘#GladtoCare’. Through the sharing of stories, photos and videos on their social channels, participants will be asked to showcase milestone moments that have made them feel particularly proud to be caregivers, providing inspiration for people to consider careers within the industry.
Care providers and care workers are encouraged to register their participation in the campaign by visiting www.gladtocare.com. Here, they will receive a free #GladtoCare digital toolkit, including decorative bunting, display posters, social media frames, and a bespoke activity calendar full of ideas for getting its residents involved including a virtual fitness session.
For more information on #GladtoCare Awareness Week, and how to get involved, please visit www.gladtocare.com.
To keep up-to-date with the events of #GladtoCare Awareness Week, please follow the #GladtoCare social channels: