STAFF at Lostock Lodge Care Home in Lostock Gralam are to receive care packages as a ‘thank you’ gift from the home’s owners.

Consisting of over 20 items, including food, drink and basic provisions, the packages will help staff members cope with day to day life during the current coronavirus pandemic.

The care home is one of 32 across the country operated by Country Court, employing more than 2,000 members of staff, all of whom will receive the gifts to thank them for their work caring for the some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Among the items in the packages is toilet roll, dried and tinned goods and hand sanitiser, with the care packages being arranged courtesy of the Kachra family, who own the Country Court group and wanted to treat staff after hearing their struggles in obtaining the provisions they needed.

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Michelle Rowlands, senior care assistant at Lostock Lodge Care Home, with one of the care packages

Alykhan Kachra, CEO of Country Court, said: “These are very challenging times for everyone in our homes.

“Coping with the unprecedented changes to everyday life is difficult enough, and we have been humbled by the great strength people have shown turning up to the workplace and taking on the additional responsibility of keeping our residents safe every single day.

“As the pressure on buying everyday goods has increased, our teams across the company have struggled to strike a balance between delivering their part in the overall care service and adapting at home.

“We hope that this will go some way to making life a little bit easier for them.”

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The Kachra family prepare the care packages to be sent out to staff across the country

Chairman of Country Court Abdul Kachra added: “We are a family business and our staff are very much part of our extended family.

“We wanted to do something to acknowledge all of them for all the hard work, compassion and dedication that they show every day in our homes.”