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#StarsInMemory – Connected by Care – United by Loss

BASW England backs campaign for those who have experienced loss and bereavement to connect, as ONS data reveals 21 social workers have sadly died due to Covid-19 between 9 March and 25 May 2020 in England and Wales

On June 30th BASW England invite everyone who has experienced loss and bereavement in their lives to connect by making a star and placing it in their window or post on social media under the hashtag #StarsInMemory.

Stars can be any size, made in any material and decorated according to individual preference. We recommend that staff follow the basic form of any of the stars suggested below.

Recent data released 26 June 2020 by the Office for National Statistics shows that 21 social workers have sadly died due to Covid-19 between 9 March and 25 May 2020 in England and Wales.  We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and condolences are extended to their families, friends and colleagues. 

Whilst we recognise that the pandemic is not over, we hope that this mutual act of remembrance will help to recognise the many losses that people have experienced and to make these visible through the metaphorical light cast by the collective stars.

More information can be found on the National Care Forum website.