Relative of resident who survived Covid-19 nominates Scotton care home for award

Maple Lodge staff and residents.

A Scotton care home has received a local hero award from Tesco in Catterick Garrison after a nomination from the relative of a resident who survived Covid-19.

Maple Lodge was nominated by Theresa Atkinson, whose dad Eddie has lived at the home for the past two years.

Theresa said she made nominated the home’s staff for not only caring for all the residents, but ensuring families were able to keep in touch via Skype, Facetime, photos on the home’s Facebook page and letters.

She added: “They actually helped my dad recover from Covid even with all his health conditions — truly amazing.

“They also made the residents’ days such fun since they have been able to socialise with each other again by organising fun days like singalongs, movie times, indoor beach days and even dancers in the car park.

“The staff have all gone totally above and beyond and we are so grateful.

“They really deserve a thank you and a treat as they truly deserve it.”

Tracey Godfrey, the home’s manager, said staff had been “completely blown away” by the nomination.

“The staff have worked exceptionally hard over the last few months and it is a lovely surprise to be recognised in such a way for doing a job we love.

“I am so proud of all the staff and how they have all pulled together through such a tough time.

“Our team would like to thank Theresa and Tesco for this award.”

The awards were announced by the Catterick store’s community champion.

Community fundraiser Dave Bray and district councillors Angie Dale and Helen Grant, who has organised the making of PPE at Colburn Village Hall, also received awards.