Unsung Christmas heroes

Hard working staff of Mid Yorkshire Care Ltd

Thanking unsung Christmas heroes in Wakefield

From emergency services and hospital staff to meals on wheels and home care assistants, thousands of people will be on hand to provide public services over Christmas period. On Friday I met with one group of unsung Christmas heroes to thank them for their hard work and the support they provide to some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities over the festive period.

It’s all too easy to forget that for some people Christmas can be a very lonely and difficult time. The support that’s provided to the most vulnerable people in our society is vital all year round but makes a particular difference over the festive period. On Christmas Day when most of us take a day off, staff at Mid Yorkshire Care will be travelling round the Wakefield district getting people dressed, making meals and providing a chat and a bit of company. I’ve called in to see the team today to thank them for their hard work and wish them a happy Christmas.

Heather David, Manager of Mid Yorkshire Care is very proud of her team and told me, “I am always proud of our staff, but never more so than when they are working at Christmas, putting the needs of others before themselves. We have an incredible team and we know from the lovely comments we receive that the people they visit are appreciative of what they do, just as I am.”

Mid-Yorkshire Care provides packages of care tailored to individual needs. Staff are on hand to help vulnerable people, most of whom are elderly with help getting up in the morning and personal care, meals, getting shopping in, respite for carers. They also give people an opportunity to have a chat, to get out and attend appointments or just to get out to a lunch club or social event.

In addition to their regular services to vulnerable people, staff also provide 24 hour on-call support for carers to receive advice and help. The Mid Yorkshire Home Care staff team will be working across the Christmas period, including Christmas day.

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Posted December 21st, 2011 by Ed