YORKSHIRE CARE HOME is “on “its knees” with Covid 19 outbreak and NEEDS YOUR HELP

A care home in the Wakefield District, West Yorkshire is desperately searching for volunteers as they are “on their knees now” trying to care for the most vulnerable in unprecedented times…

“They pride themselves on providing as much support, care and love for elderly people in their final days as possible and that is what all our elderly deserve. But they can’t do that when they’re stretched to breaking and that’s breaking their hearts.”

Staff at Snydale Care Home in Pontefract have been doing a “heroic job” to keep all their elderly vulnerable residents safe during the corona virus crisis but they’re on their knees now.

Many have not had a day off work for weeks, they’re tired and short staff, 15 now in self isolating. Weeks ago the home had to stop relatives visiting which put all the strain of socialising with residents on them. Sadly some of the residents have died of Covid 19 without their relatives by the side in their last hours which is emotionally devastating for both relatives and staff.

Yes these carers deal with death as a care home for the elderly it’s part of what they do but they don’t deal with deaths like this. They pride themselves on providing as much support, care and love for elderly people in their final days as possible and that is what all our elderly deserve. But they can’t do that when they’re stretched to breaking and that’s breaking their hearts.

Cheryl Varley writes…

This is my mum, Marjorie Jones, she’s 87 years old, is much loved by her four children and eleven grandchildren, has dementia and really needs your help.

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She’s a resident at Snydale Care Home.

My mum is one of twenty residents in the home that are now in isolation, she’s in a room on her own for the next fourteen days her families not allowed to visit and because she has dementia she won’t know what’s going on or why… and she’s probably a bit scared. The home have put out a desperate appeal for volunteers who could do back room jobs so their staff can continue to look after residents like my mum who are now in isolation. Can you help them could you volunteer?
Of course we should all applaud our NHS hero’s they are magnificent but could you also support the second front line who are care workers with no where near the training and resources of the NHS and are also fighting to save lives and comfort the dying?
If you can help my mum, the carers and all the other residents please call Snydale Care Home  and ask for Caroline Walter’s she will talk you through what they need – they have PPE they will keep everyone who volunteers safe. Thank you.
TO VOLUNTEER, CALL SNYDALE CARE HOME (New Road, Pontefract) on: 01924 895517

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