Cards sent to staff at every Rushden care home to say thanks

Rushden Town Council wanted to thank the town's care workers as well as bring some Easter joy to residents

Staff at every care home in Rushden have been sent cards to thank them for their efforts supporting the elderly and vulnerable.

Rushden Town Council decided it wanted to do something to thank the staff at care homes across the town so councillors and council staff designed and produced their own Easter cards.

A council spokesman said: "These have been delivered to staff and residents of every care home in Rushden and we hope they will bring some Easter joy to all.

Two of the Easter cards designed, produced and sent out by Rushden Town Council

"We felt it was an opportunity to thank all care workers, who are working selflessly and tirelessly to support the elderly and vulnerable in our community.

"We recognise the important part they are playing in fighting Covid-19 and sincerely hope they stay safe and well during the next few difficult months."

This is just one of several ways the council has been trying to support the town and its residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has compiled a directory of Rushden shops and services that are open for business during lockdown.

Rushden Town Council has compiled a directory of Rushden businesses and services which are still open

Businesses can send information to the town council to let them know what services they are providing as they are updating the list daily.

The directory can be found at the bottom of the Covid-19 community advice page on the council website, which is another way the council is trying to support the community.

The council spokesman said: "We have set up a page on our website in order to help signpost the local community to local and national help/advice in response to Covid-19.

"We update this page regularly, as and when new information comes in.

"We have included local community support groups and services such as Helping Out Higham and Rushden - a 500 strong, volunteer group set up as a response to coronavirus, links for local businesses to signpost them to help & advice from SEMLEP Growth Hub, helpful groups for parents, along with the county council, NHS and Government advice."

For more information or to visit the Covid-19 community advice page, click here

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