RESIDENTS at Fountains care home in Shirley celebrated National Carers’ Week which ran from June 7-13.
Carers Week is an annual event to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face, and recognising the contribution they make to our residents, families and communities throughout the UK.
The theme this year was ‘Making caring visible and valued’ – to shine a light on all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to care for vulnerable people in our communities.
Staff were treated to a day of relaxation with complimentary Reiki treatments available by Reiki advocate Emma Monk.
The invite was extended beyond Fountains care team to Carers Trust Solihull as well as other carers in the community, caring for loved ones.
Throughout the day Emma delivered 30 minute sessions out in the gardens with the sun shining and the birds singing.
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative therapy called energy healing and is a spiritual, vibrational healing practice used to promote balance throughout the human system.
The technique is used to reduce stress and promote relaxation and healing. It was a wonderful opportunity for our carers and those in the community to take time for themselves, relax and recharge.