July is Good Care Month and never has it been more important to thank carers than in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Life for carers has become more difficult, as they have negotiated the challenges of caring for the vulnerable against the backdrop of an unprecedented global health crisis.
Others have unexpectedly found themselves in a caring role as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, looking after family members in a way they never anticipated. Not only does this mean taking on additional tasks for a loved one, but it also often means limiting personal freedoms in order to prevent any potential exposure to the virus that could be detrimental to someone with underlying health conditions.
Caring in the time of COVID-19
It’s estimated there are nearly seven million carers in the UK, which equates to one in ten of the population, and this number is rising. Carers come in all shapes and sizes, with around 700,000 being classed as young carers and a further 1,278,000 being over the age of 65 themselves.
Every care situation is different, but many part-time carers have found themselves taking on the role full-time or without the usual support during lockdown. This has been a difficult adjustment for some, but has shown a deep level of commitment by the carers of this country at the most challenging of times.
Show you care
The battle against coronavirus is still not over, but as things start to open up a little bit more and we look towards the future, it’s time to show appreciation to all those who have helped get us to this point. Buy our Ultimate Home Fragrance Care Package, featuring every colour of the rainbow, and The Pot of Gold Care Package as a gift for your loved one or carer absolutely free.
How we care
We have now reopened our Outlet Shop and are happy to be welcoming our lovely customers into this little haven of fragrance and joy. We are dedicated to looking after you when you stop by, whether you’re having a browse or have come specifically to purchase a special gift.
That means we are being particularly scrupulous with our cleaning regime to keep you safe and have clever social distancing measures in place. That doesn’t mean you can’t stop for a little chat and a cup of coffee; human connection is more important than ever in these uncertain times.
During the pandemic, we also introduced a new product, the Rainbow Soap Bar, which we believe encapsulates the spirit of this exceptional period in history. The rainbow has become a symbol of hope and solidarity, so ten per cent of the profits from each bar sold are going straight to our local NHS hospital.