Care home staff in Bramley have told John that things have turned a corner after the difficulties they faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Silverwood Care Home is a purpose built home with 64 beds, offering residential and residential dementia care.

During the pandemic restrictions were placed on visiting arrangements and a number of measures were brought in to help stop the spread of the virus and contain any outbreaks.

Guidance on care home visiting has now been updated to lift restrictions on the number of visitors and to reflect changes to self-isolation requirements.

John met with residents, the manager, Carrie Davies, and staff who said that it’s nice to see things returning to a sense of normality.

John Healey said: “My dad was in a Rotherham care home during the pandemic, and I know first-hand how hard staff worked during that time in such difficult circumstances.

“It’s good to hear that care workers are feeling positive about the future and that families are able to return to normal visiting arrangements. Residents told me how much they enjoyed living at the care home and about the excellent care they receive.

“Staff at Silverwood Care Home really do go the extra mile, whether that’s the staff in the kitchen, those providing care to residents or maintaining the upkeep of the building. They do all they can to provide the best possible care to residents.”

Care Home Manager Carrie Davies said: “It was really hard for staff and residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, but we all understood that restrictions needed to be in place to help protect us all during that time.

“Things feel really positive following the lifting of restrictions and everyone at the care home is dedicated to providing a great environment for both residents and staff.

“We hold different events throughout the year and residents sometimes even lend a hand in the kitchen to help with the cooking.”