Our first project, Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, brought nearly 500 Grenfell Tower Fire victims
to Cornwall for respite.
During the first wave of Covid, we responded to Cornish care workers' desperate need
for emergency isolation accommodation
with a new project:
Cornwall Hugs Care Workers!
Once again, ordinary Cornish people came to the rescue. With the help of generous holiday let owners, donors and volunteers, we helped protect care workers' families, care home staff and residents from cross infection. We also supported managers with scenario planning and helped keep
carers on the front line, at a time
when staff shortages were running at 15%.
'It also enabled our staff member to protect the vulnerable family members they live with and relieve the pressure of other staff by continuing to work. This is an outstanding service and is extremely valuable.
I can not thank them enough.'
Lyndsay Roberts, Manager of Chyantowan Care Home, 2021
Thank you to everyone who helped us care for the carers!
'I couldn’t have done it without you and as a consequence of your actions in excess of 100 people, including the elderly vulnerable, are a lot safer.'
Suzanne, Nursing Home, Par, 2020
'One of our carers' parents works in another care home which unfortunately had contracted the Covid-19 virus. For her to reduce the risk of catching the virus and in turn protect our Care Home, she needed to move out of her house as a matter of urgency. Cornwall Hugs found her an accommodation straight away and we have been able to continue to keep our Care Home safe.'
Ismet Jahmeerbacus, Manager,
Springfield House Care Home, 2020.