A COMMEMORATIVE event was held in Blackdown to remember care home residents who passed away during the pandemic.
Residents, trustees and staff at Castel Froma Neuro Care gathered at the Helen Ley Care Centre where there is a tree and plaque to remember those the home has lost.
Southam and Kenilworth MP Jeremy Wright joined the event where he spoke to staff and residents about their experiences over the past two years.
He said: “It is always a pleasure to visit the Helen Ley Care Centre and meet its residents and the staff who look after them so well.
“The new tree in the grounds we gathered near is a lasting tribute to those who lost their lives during the pandemic and to all the efforts made by the entire team to provide care of high quality in very difficult circumstances. They deserve all our thanks and praise.”
Castel Froma Neuro Care chief executive Marie Bawden added: “This event was a lovely opportunity for us to pay our respects to those residents whose passing could not be marked publicly under strict pandemic restrictions.
“We have planted trees at both Helen Ley and Lillington House and their surrounding gardens provide a peaceful setting for remembrance. The trees both have plaques to add a special and very heartfelt tribute.
“We were also keen to give formal thanks to the amazing staff at both our sites, who have shown incredible commitment and continue to deliver excellent standards of care.”