CARE FOR COVID HEROES

We reach out to lonely hearts who have been shielding at home and isolated in homes and hospices to give them better post-health covid outcomes by taking every practical measure in our power to reduce the impact of more than a year separated from friends and family and in solitary confinement.

SHIELDING ALONE IN WALES

64,000

ISOLATED IN CARE HOMES

26,500

COVID CARE HOME DEATHS

1,844

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EXCLUSION CAN TAKE A DEADLY TOLL

 

Isolation can pose a severe threat to people with conditions where cumulative symptoms are decisive in mortality rates. There will be a legacy of long-term acceleration in health deterioration and distressing mental health implications in others.

In one of the most tragic consequences of shielding alone, there is an increase in suicides attributed to being locked down. There remain people who are struggling with depression made worse due to loneliness. Some prone to self-harming behaviours.

The consequences of Covid-19 will survive long after the pandemic. Our response is to take all steps in our remit to limit the complications and collateral damage caused by Covid-19, responding as an urgent priority to help the poorliest in Welsh society.

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INCLUSION CAN HEAL THE SOUL

 

To achieve this, we will give people in homes, hospices and social care occasions with a feel-good factor, uplifted by loved ones' presence. Helping them move past the negative thoughts and feelings built up over weeks and months, forced to live in destructive bubbles of isolation.

 

Reintegrating with people and society will be a daunting prospect for many vulnerable. We will enhance conditions of mind, body, and soul with music, movement, and expression, making people whole again by surrounding them with the love and happiness they've missed.

 

By redressing seclusion and inactivity, we will give the weakest people the strength to cope with the past year's negative influence and changes to come. In doing so, we support recovery from the aftermath of Covid-19 by improving and protecting the unwell's overall health.

HEART ROCK LIVE

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The power of music and dance can bring our communities together to celebrate our Covid Heroes, raising funds to support our important work for them and giving them a break from the pandemics hardships.

With your help, we will present two nights of live gigs every week and fun days for them to enjoy good times with families and friends every week, with free admission for NHS frontline and critical support workers.

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DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY

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It's a gruelling ordeal for most NHS frontline staff and critical support workers to make it through the weeks, as they are run ragged and pushed to breaking by the increased demands imposed on them by Covid-19.

We will lighten this burden by giving them things to look forward to and reasons to be cheerful, making leisure and recreation available to them on our house, as thanks for giving so much of themselves to all of us.