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Here at The Orders of St John Care Trust our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our residents, colleagues and visitors in our services. We are providing regular updates and answers to your questions about COVID-19 via the Coronavirus Information page of this website.

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We had a fun football afternoon at Whitefriars - let's just say our residents won!

We had a fun football afternoon at Whitefriars - let's just say our residents won!

Being told you’ve tested positive for the virus can be a very worrying time; we spoke to some of our residents who have recovered from COVID-19 and here’s what they had to say.

Being told you’ve tested positive for the virus can be a very worrying time; we spoke to some of our residents who have recovered from COVID-19 and here’s what they had to say.

Muriel 
“It was a real challenge and it made me realise how vulnerable I was during that time; but for the encouragement of the staff I don’t know how I would have got through as well as I did.

A big, big thank you to the carers; words cannot express how thankful and grateful I am for all that you’ve done for me, especially when I was told I got the virus I felt I was sinking into a big black hole and you were able to encourage me to step out and look beyond the virus.

I would like to talk to others that have had the virus as well, and try to encourage them to see it as having been a challenge and there’s a new chapter now and we need to live it.”
 

The lockdown has also been difficult for families and friends of loved ones in our homes who have, until recently, been unable to visit. Here’s what some of them had to say on the independent review website - carehome.co.uk

Well done Willowcroft, lockdown for us all is difficult, but in a care home virtually impossible. No matter how busy the staff are, they always have time to update me on how Mum is and offer the chance to do a WhatsApp or FaceTime call, such a great idea to be able to keep in contact with our loved ones. It has taken the pressure off knowing that Mum is well being looked after and safe especially as I live over 30 miles away and my brother lives nearer London. In the two years that Mum has been in Willowcroft, I have found that everyone is very kind and considerate towards every resident.

Family and friends visit Edwardstow Court

Family and friends visit Edwardstow Court

The son of one of Edwardstow Court's lovely residents visited his mum on his birthday. The team supported his mum to make him a card! It was really lovely and the residents are enjoying seeing their family and friends in the garden.
 

Smiling faces due to meeting their loved ones after a long time at Seymour House 😊

Smiling faces due to meeting their loved ones after a long time at Seymour House 😊

Lisa was able to visit her mum who lives in Hartsholme House at the weekend now we can facilitate visits by appointment.

Lisa was able to visit her mum who lives in Hartsholme House at the weekend now we can facilitate visits by appointment.

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