Irthlingborough care home wins award for its hard work and dedication during pandemic

"It was a boost to staff morale to think that the local community recognised all of our hard work here at Acacia Lodge"

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:46 pm

An Irthlingborough care home has won an award for its hard work and dedication during the pandemic.

After being nominated by a member of the local community for their efforts during the pandemic, colleagues at HC-One’s Acacia Lodge care home in Wellingborough Road, Irthlingborough, won an award from their local Irthlingborough Care Committee.

Originally named the Irthlingborough Tuberculosis Care Committee, it was one in eight of such committees in the county set up to help Tuberculosis patients all those years ago when the only cure was bed rest, fresh air and good food.

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Home manager Simona Antone

With no benefit system in place at that time and little to no sick pay, good food was hard to come by.

As Tuberculosis became less of an issue in society, the committee started helping people with different illnesses and was funded then, as it is now, by donations.

During the pandemic, the committee has helped lots of people in Irthlingborough and, with the home doing the same, the committee wanted to reward them for all the work they had done too.

The home received their reward along with some chocolates and cards of congratulations earlier this month.

Simona Antone, Acacia home manager, said: "!The chocolates have really raised staff spirits.

"It was a boost to staff morale to think that the local community recognised all of our hard work here at Acacia Lodge and all other homes during this pandemic.”

Acacia Lodge offers residential, nursing and nursing memory care for those living with dementia.

To find out more go to hc-one.co.uk or https://www.carehome.co.uk/carehome.cfm/searchazref/10003020BARB.

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