“Humbled by our care home heroes: Ed Balls’s own mother has dementia. But when he worked for two weeks in a care home, nothing could prepare him for the desperate struggles of patients – and astonishingly selfless staff”

Oct 31, 2021

Have a read of the article below where Ed Ball worked in a care home in Scarborough for two weeks to learn what is it to administer personal care to residents who have complex and varied needs. His most significant admission is that — although his own mum Carolyn, 83, has vascular dementia and is herself in a care home in Norwich — he had not realised just how exacting care work is.

This just goes to show how incredibly hard care workers work to look after residents with all needs and support.