During a recent evening visit to the home, I noticed the scarves made by the residents and entwined by the staff to portray the words “Care” within a heart which shone through like a beacon of hope in the cold evening night.

Having had the opportunity to reflect on the story behind the symbol for the first time I now recognise how it highlights the sacrifices made by so many, and the light which was shining through identifies the hope for a bright future in the not-too-distant future.

When the pandemic is over, and Covid is hopefully a distant memory, I think this image will remain with me forever as it typifies the spirit in the home of both the residents, their families, and the staff.