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Coronavirus: ‘Carepool Karaoke’ shines a light on council’s key workers

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Shropshire Council’s key workers, who have been at the forefront of the council’s response to the pandemic, are sharing their stories – as well as their musical talents!

This week the council has unveiled ‘Carepool Karaoke’ – a series of videos which aim to give people an insight into the lives of Shropshire’s key workers during what has been a challenging 2020.

The first video features support worker Tendai Tsanga – who works with the council’s START team. Tendai and his colleagues provide personal care and support to all Shropshire residents.

START (Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team) is Shropshire Council’s specialist home care service providing a short-term assessment and reablement service to people living in the community. The team works very closely with service users to maximise their independence and to assess what, if any, their ongoing care needs may be.

In the video, Tendai talks about his job and some of the challenges he and his colleagues have faced during the pandemic. The video also provides Tendai with the opportunity to show off his karaoke skills, with his unique rendition of a festive favourite.

Further videos are planned in the future.

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and climate change, said:

I, and my Cabinet colleagues, have nothing but deep admiration for the hard work and real dedication shown by all frontline workers in the most challenging of situations. They have really been at the sharp end of this crisis and continue to be so.

We simply could not have asked for more from our dedicated staff. They have been, and continue to be, real heroes – putting themselves on the frontline to provide care and support for our older and vulnerable people.

“People like Tendai have shown continued dedication, energy and determination to support and protect our residents. Thank you for all that you have done during 2020.”

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit our website. 

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