apetito, a leading supplier of meals for the health and social care sector, has announced it is to sponsor the Professional Care Workers’ Day on 4th September 2019.
Organised by the National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS), a professional body for care workers that strives to improve the industry and give care workers the respect and recognition they deserve, the day is a celebration of care delivery and those who work tirelessly to provide it. A national event will be held in London, supported by regional events across the country, and individual organisations holding their own events.
The theme for this year’s events focuses on wellbeing. Care workers attending the events will receive free gifts and will be invited to consultations with physiotherapists, psychologists and nutritionists, along with more ways to help care workers look after themselves better, all designed to reward and reaffirm the important work they do.
Lisa Delaney, Care Homes Sales Manager at apetito, said: “As an industry we need to do as much as we can to celebrate the great work care workers do. It’s an amazing and rewarding career, and without the care and dedication of care workers, many of the standards in dining we push to achieve would not be possible. They’re a credit to the sector.”
Karolina Gerlich, Chief Executive of NACAS, commented: “We are very happy that apetito are sponsoring the event and supporting us in promoting the value and importance of people working in social care. As a big sector supporter apetito are a great partner in helping us make the day a huge success.”