“These poems tell the truth about social care.
They are drawn from the voices of people working in social care, and from the people they care for in Norfolk.
They give life to the bravery, sacrifices, dedication and ordinary love that people showed during the COVID outbreaks in 2020-2021.
These poems were commissioned as part of the Social Care Day of Reflection and Remembrance which took place on the 17th March 2022 where 22 organisations came together to give thanks, show respect, celebrate and mark the impact of COVID 19 on Social Care.
They should be read and be heard and we encourage their presence in our meetings, workplaces and events!”
Oonagh Smyth, CEO, Skills for Care; James Bullion, Adass President 2020-21, DASS Norfolk
Martin Figura’s pamphlet on Social Care is out now. To read the first poem, and to buy the pamphlet click here
His pamphlet on the NHS in the middle of the pandemic, My Name is Mercy is available here