‘Thank-you carers’ messages painted outside care homes

26 May 2020 09:52
Published by: Scott Callan

Colourful road markings paying tribute to the hard work and dedication of local carers are being painted across Bolton.


Rainbows and “thank you NHS messages” have already been added to the streets outside Royal Bolton Hospital.


Now “thank you carers” messages are being painted outside 10 local care homes in a tribute to those on the social care frontline.


NHS health centres across Bolton will also get uplifting messages added to nearby roads with rainbows and the words “stay well” painted on the tarmac.


The signs have been sponsored meaning there is no cost to Bolton council tax payers - local contractor Kays have also painted all the markings on behalf of Bolton Council.


Andy Morgan, Bolton Council executive cabinet member for adult social care, said: “Social care staff working in local care homes or in people’s homes are the other frontline in the fight against coronavirus.


“These caring and dedicated staff are putting themselves in harm’s way to look after some of the most vulnerable members of society. Alongside the NHS, frontline staff really are the heroes of this crisis.”


Stuart Haslam, executive cabinet member for highways, added: “ This is just one way the Bolton family is showing its support to our NHS and social care key workers.”


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