Care workers in Liverpool are being praised for their hard work and commitment during the corona virus pandemic.
Cabinet member for adult social care and health, Cllr Paul Brant, has paid tribute to the thousands of staff working in residential and nursing homes and home carers visiting people in the community.
Care staff provide support to people living in the city’s 94 care homes, as well as 3,500 individuals who need personal care to help them live at home in safety and comfort.
Cllr Brant said: “I want to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks from the council as a whole for the fact that so many people working in the care sector are making herculean efforts to deliver services in the most difficult times we’ve experienced in recent history.
“Social care is at long last starting to receive some of the esteem that it justifies – it is the front and back door to the NHS and it provides care and support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
“I think that the need for us to value care workers has never been more understood by the wider public, and I hope that when we come out of the end of this Covid period that society will reflect the value and esteem that care workers rightly deserve.”