Turning 11 and how times flies

Christmas 2020 was a slightly different one for Respect Care this year. Our usual party of Thanks for carers was unable to go ahead and instead we had to do everything to still show our Thanks but in a COVID safe way.

So we still prepared Thank you tokens for all our carers and provided our staff who worked over the Christmas period, food parcels of COVID safe items to assist them on what tends to a very challenging period in normal times but add a global pandemic and it was key for us that we knew our staff, still out in the field were looked after.

Alongside the Christmas traditions we continued in the office, we participated in another year of “The Giving Tree”, where our staff safely donated over 100 gifts to charity.

Kids out provides presents to children who have had to flee their homes suddenly and are living in refuge and have little or none of their own personal items. There are over 7000 children living in refuge in the UK alone. Kids Out mission is to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children through positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society and workforce. It aims to help be children and have fun.

We were delighted to be able to again participate to this wonderful cause especially in what has been a very challenging time for all.

HR and Operations Director of Axela, Sinead George, commented:

“Kids Out are fantastic. They go far beyond Christmas, doing a variety of work for children and families fleeing from domestic violence as well as those in day-to-day poverty. They help around 25,000 children a year."

“We’re so pleased to be able to contribute to the Giving Tree and really hope we can make some of the most vulnerable children smile this Christmas Day.”