Crecy Care Home residents to mark VE Day

Published: Thursday 7th May 2020

Along with hundreds of care homes across the country, our Crecy Care Home in Weymouth has tragically lost residents to COVID-19.

However, to start returning a level of normality to the home and keep spirits up, the team at the specialist mental health care home is getting ready to host a small VE Day celebration.

More than a fortnight has passed since the last death of a resident from suspected coronavirus and twice-daily monitoring of residents continues to show no spikes in temperatures. The Crecy team was delighted this week when test results on the last three residents suspected of having the virus came back negative.

Crecy resident making bunting for VE Day
Crecy resident making bunting for VE Day

Crecy manager Vicky Boursnell-Brooks said:

“Since the start of lockdown our residents and care team have been absolute troupers in coping with the restrictions. We’re like a family here and it’s been so hard to have to bring in strict individual social isolation. But we did it to protect residents and the team, and fingers crossed, it finally feels like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“Our residents have been looking forward to VE Day for ages, and while it won’t be quite the party we had planned, I’m so pleased we can hold a small celebration, even with social distancing. We’ve made bunting and have gathered photos of veterans from residents’ and the team’s families and are posting them around Crecy – we’re so proud of everyone.”

The Crecy care team is still shielding higher-risk residents. If, as they hope, the home continues to be corona-free, the team will start introducing those residents back into communal areas. The team continue to follow the PPE, infection control and social distancing guidance, doing all they can to limit the risk of infection in the home.