I have photographed in care homes and hospices across the country. I always come away feeling positive because of the incredible work of the carers. The emotional relationships they have with residents cannot be underestimated.
The government claims it put a protective ring around such homes from the start and that the majority are coronavirus free. Statistics seem to show differently. The number of deaths attributed to this time along with staff absence because of coronavirus, places a serious question on why there has not been more testing in the care sector? With more testing it would be possible to build a picture of how far and how quickly the virus is spreading, enabling the possibility of being able to prevent it from spreading so rapidly.
On Friday I will be attending the funeral of my uncle who contracted the Coronavirus whilst at a care home. Amongst the restricted number of guests will be his carer.
Every Thursday I am proud to support our key workers, dedicated carers, and staff across the NHS.