Residents at Gracewell of High Wycombe care homes have launched a national campaign by using TikTok videos.

The campaign, #CelebrateCareHomes, aims to praise staff members in care homes for their effort during Covid-19, and more generally, whilst also highlighting all that is great about living in care homes.

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To kick-off the initiative, over 30 Sunrise UK and Gracewell care homes, including Gracewell of Maids Moreton and Gracewell of High Wycombe, have created their own TikTok videos, featuring residents and team members.

Dawn Walker, one of the resident’s at Gracewell of High Wycombe care home said: “What is going on outside seems so unreal – can’t get my head around it!

“Here, inside our care home, we are quiet - no visitors - but cocooned and safe.

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“This campaign is important because the carers, indeed, all the staff, have been so kind and helpful.

“I feel very privileged and I am clapping for them all.”

Charlotte Purchas, daughter of one of the care home's resident and volunteer, said: “We thought choosing a care home for our mother over two years ago was one of the most difficult things we would ever have to do for her until Covid-19 arrived.

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“From her first day at the care home, we knew we had made the right choice from the smile on our mother’s face.

“That smile has remained thanks to the enormous love and care she has received in her time at the home, even when we have been unable to be there.

“The separation from our mother during the pandemic has been one of our most difficult experiences as a family.

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“The extraordinary dedication and exceptional hard work and support of all the care staff have enabled us and the families of the other residents to cope with this in the knowledge that our loved ones are in good hands.

“This is why this campaign is hugely important.”