This most recent lockdown has been hard on everyone, and particularly our residents. We wish to give thanks to our staff, who have managed to keep offering the same outstanding level of care.
At CRC Ltd, it’s all about supporting and enabling independent living services for adults and youth with intellectual disabilities. So, when the sudden Alert Level 4 was upon us last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were amazed and delighted that our staff stepped up and extended their bubbles to include the people in our care.
“It’s been amazing to see how the team has been able to ensure our people are well looked after at this time,” says CRC General Manager Annie McNicol. “The staff have been able to ensure that the residents’ routines are maintained and that they feel safe and well supported in their environments.”
It’s this sense of whānau that holds the team and residents together at CRC Ltd. Some of the younger employees have also ensured that the animals at the CRC Gardens in Yaldhurst have had continuous care, as well. “It’s been great to know that the young lads have been looking after our lambs and alpacas. These animals are incredibly important for the wellbeing of our residents,” says Annie.
In addition, staff have continued to deliver fresh vegetables from the Yaldhurst gardens to CRC residents. And with bubbles being kept tight, the team has also been reaching out to our residents’ families to keep them up to date with how their family members are doing. “We all have a part to play in dealing with COVID, and we wish for everyone in our community to stay safe,” says Annie.