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#RememberSocialCare: social care bodies join forces to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection 

Social care bodies come together to pay tribute to workforce

Social care bodies across England have come together to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, which will take place in March 2022. 

The purpose of Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection is to thank those social care workers who provided crucial care and support during the pandemic, and to remember those workers who sadly lost their lives to Covid-19. 

A Memorial Wall and Thank You Wall will be launched on The Care Workers’ Charity website, where people can share tributes to care workers lost during the pandemic and say thank you to those who provided vital support. 

Huge sacrifices

The past year has been particularly challenging for the social care workforce who have continued to work tirelessly and make huge sacrifices in face of the pandemic.  

An estimated 922 social care workers in England tragically lost their lives between March 2020 and May 2021. 

Those behind the Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection request people to add their stories to the walls in the lead up to the day in March. 

Other ways in which care providers, care workers, those who draw on care and support, and any other individual can participate on the day include planting a tree in honour of a lost care worker, having a minute’s silence, or creating a piece of art. 

Social care organisations join forces to pay tribute to workforce 

BASW joins 20 other organisations - supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and Minister of State for Social Care Helen Whately - as they come together to announce the Memorial Day. 

Further information on events that will take place on the day and how to get involved can be found on The Care Workers’ Charity website and will continue to be announced in the lead up to the day in March. 

Keep involved with the day on social media using #RememberSocialCare

Find out more about Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection