How can I get involved on Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection? 

How can I get involved on Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection? 

We’re encouraging everyone to get involved on Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, whether you’re a care provider, a care worker, someone who is supported by social care providers, or simply someone who wants to support the important work of the social care sector.

You can mark the day with one of our suggested activities below, or do whatever else feels appropriate to you to recognise the day.

Suggested activities

For individuals:

  • Plant a tree in honour of lost loved ones.
  • Have a minute’s silence to reflect on the past year.
  • Write a thank you letter to someone who has helped you through this past year – it could be a care worker who supports you or a loved onw, or a colleague who has helped you through challenges at work.
  • Paint something which reflects upon the past year for you.
  • Consider making a donation to a cause you feel has been vital over the past year.

For social care employers:

  • Share a tribute on social media to each of your staff who have worked so hard through the pandemic.
  • Plan a memorial/tribute for any staff you have lost during the pandemic,
  • Send each of your staff a personalised letter to thank them for their work.
  • Arrange a virtual or in-person opportunity for your team to meet up and reflect on the past year together.

For residential care providers:

  • Organise an afternoon tea event for your residents to reflect on the past year together over a cup of tea and cakes.
  • Create a memorial garden and plant flowers in tribute to those lost over the past year.
  • Organise an art workshop where residents can create artwork which reflects on the past year.
  • Hold a minute’s silence to reflect together.