Layla Moran was “delighted” to visit Lincroft Meadow care home in Kidlington as part of Care Home Open Week at the beginning of July. Care Home Open Week is an opportunity to connect with care home residents who, throughout the past year, have been unable to see close family and friends due to the pandemic. It was a chance for residents to celebrate and reunite with their local Oxfordshire community care.
Layla added that the week was also a chance to thank the incredible work of care home staff who have worked “tirelessly” throughout this pandemic to keep residents safe and cared for.
Layla and her Lib Dems colleagues have called for an urgent cross-party agreement on a long-term sustainable future for social care. People needing care, and their families, have been left waiting far too long for the system to be fixed. The Liberal Democrats are pushing the Government for the progress they desperately need, with health spokesperson Munira Wilson MP securing a meeting with new Health Secretary Sajid Javid.
Layla said: “This year has been exceptionally difficult for those living and working in care homes, which is why the visit was so important. It was a great opportunity to spend time with the residents and listen to all of their amazing stories. Care home staff work tirelessly to keep those they care for happy, healthy, and safe. They deserve that recognition, but also the funding they need.
“I would like to say a big thank you to Lincroft Meadow for inviting me to visit - I had a wonderful time and was delighted to come along. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the staff, carers, and unpaid carers in Oxfordshire and the rest of the UK for their incredible efforts. I assure you it does not go unnoticed.”
Lincroft Meadow Home Manager, Elaine Ratcliffe said: “Residents and staff at Lincroft Meadow always enjoy participating in Care Home Open Week as it’s a great opportunity to have some fun and to showcase what life at Lincroft is all about. Having had to cancel the events we had planned last year it was fantastic to be able to take part again this year. We were delighted to open our doors to a few special guests from the local community this afternoon, it was a real treat for residents after such a long time. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited us. We hope that as restrictions continue to ease we will be able to host more events in the near future.”