Here at Right2Work we are supporting the National Day of Reflection to mark one year of lockdown, honouring those we have lost and coming together to support each other….Whether you are a Learner, supporter, customer or employee -whatever your relationship with us – we all know it’s been an incredibly challenging 12 months.
The impact of the pandemic and lockdown has meant that we have had to find different ways to say goodbye to the people we love as we grieve for our loss. Today is championed by Marie Curie Cancer Care and supported by the National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading member association for not-for-profit care providers like our parent, Oaklea Trust. Tuesday 23rd March is set aside for a National Day of Reflection, as people from across the country join together in a minute’s silence at 12noon to reflect on those who have died and show support to the millions of people who are bereaved.
You can learn more about the day here http://www.oakleatrust.co.uk/news/covid19-lockdown1-a-year-on-national-day-of-reflection
Lockdown has had a huge impact here at Right2Work – this joint thanks comes from our R2W Chair, Jane Sullivan and the Board (including R2W Director and Oaklea CEO Clive Wigley)
“Today marks the anniversary of the first Covid Lockdown. It has been a very challenging year for both Oaklea and Right2Work, impacting on the lives of our customers & learners, and employees & Volunteers. We have had to furlough many employees, with those remaining at work, having to work above and beyond to keep both organisations going. We thank you all for your efforts and let’s hope that as we move further into 2021, we move back to a more normal way of living and working.”
You can also see more examples from R2W (and Oaklea) here – regarding some of the stories& activities as we responded to Corona since March 2020 Oaklea Gallery of response to Covid19 2020
The day is being marked with a minutes silence at 12 noon.