Recent months have been unprecedented for all of us, but those working in our care homes have faced likely the toughest months they ever will in protecting themselves, and their residents from COVID-19.

I was pleased to have the chance to visit the brilliant staff at Ty Enfys Carehome in Pentwyn to drop off gift bags to the staff there, filled with donations from Beauty Banks.

Beauty Banks are a not-for-profit organisation collecting essential personal care and beauty items to vulnerable people, foodbanks and NHS and carehome staff.

If you want to learn more about Beauty Banks’ work, or donate items, please click here.

Many care home staff have had to make immense sacrifices over the past months, with many having to isolate from their family and friends in order to keep them and their residents safe.

Many are working long, difficult hours to ensure the safety of their residents. I want to say a huge thank you to all those working in our Cardiff Central care homes, and all of our NHS staff and key workers who have gone above and beyond in recent months in what is likely the biggest peacetime crisis we have faced.

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