Today is the first NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day, giving us the chance to say thank you to all frontline staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the Covid pandemic, as well as to remember those who lost their lives because of this dreadful disease. Today is also the birthday of the NHS, which came into existence on 5 July 1948, and never has our pioneering free health care service been appreciated more than since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic entered the UK and changed our lives so dramatically. 
Our Operations Director, Gillian Bryant, gives this message of thanks to our care team:
"Today, on NHS Social Care & Frontline Workers' Day, I’d like to say a huge thank you to our amazing team. From the beginning of the pandemic last March they have gone above and beyond the call of duty, working tirelessly to keep the people we support safe, no matter what has been thrown at them. Their hard work and dedication has shone through and meant our infection rates have stayed incredibly low and I am so grateful to each and every one of them. Thank you for the scrubs, mask and glove wearing, the extra cleaning, the care over hand washing and hygiene, the social distancing, the many activity sessions on Zoom, for adapting what they do so well to be able to continue providing vital support, and especially for the kindness, the care and the reassuring words they’ve spoken to help the people we care for get through these uncertain times. As this dreadful virus lingers on, an enormous and heartfelt thank you to them all for their ongoing and continued commitment, dedication and passion."