It’s undoubtedly been a difficult year for everybody during the Covi-19  pandemic, particularly for care homes. As Christmas draws near, what would typically be an occasion full of celebrations and family gatherings has been dimmed by lockdowns and safety concerns.

But Millennium Care Group is determined not to let Covid outshine Christmas for our care homes!

Care homes in the Millennium Care Group have already done a lot to ease the effects of Covid in their homes, most notably by installing Covid-safe visitation lodges to keep residents connected with their families through the pandemic.

With December fast approaching, the care group wants to make this moment extra special for residents, staff and families who have struggled throughout the year. Initially, the plan was to convert visitation lodges into a Christmas lodge for visitors and residents. But with risk of infection control, this unfortunately cannot happen.

Now, the care group is looking for support from the community to turn the outside of all 7 care homes across Wigan, Ramsbottom and Bury into their own winter wonderland with Christmas trees, lights and decorations to brighten up the homes and the spirits of residents.

The homes plan to host special Christmas Light Switch On events that can be celebrated by home residents and staff, shared live over social media for families to be involved, and also host special light drive throughs for the resident’s family members

But it won’t be an easy feat and these care homes are asking for support from their local communities to donate and help in any way possible. Even a small gesture will go a long way to make a big impact for these care homes.

If you would like to support our care homes this Christmas, please contact