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Leicestershire care worker thanked by Prime Minister for going ‘above and beyond’

A Leicestershire care worker has been thanked at a special event at 10 Downing Street

Jackie Downing Street

A Leicestershire care worker has been thanked by the Prime Minister at a special event in Downing Street, having gone above and beyond in her work throughout the pandemic.

Jackie Allen joined the county council’s Community Response Team in January 2021, providing short-term reablement to people leaving hospital, preventing admission to hospital, or delaying the need for long term care and support.  

This includes vital work such as helping people learn to walk again, ensuring they can retain their independence.  

Jackie has been visiting people’s homes throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, including those recovering from Covid, risking her own health and that of her family, while giving extra reassurance to those she is visiting. 

The reception was held last month for 50 social care workers from across the country.  

MPs and the Prime Minister attended the event to thank care workers for their hard work. 

Jackie was nominated for the top-level recognition by her service manager Rita Theim.  

Rita said: “Jackie is a very dedicated member of staff who has supported individuals with Covid-19 or those who needed urgent care due to crisis at home.  

“Along with other colleagues, Jackie travelled across Leicestershire throughout the pandemic and has always been very positive and supportive to all individuals and their families.” 

We know our social care sector workers regularly go above and beyond to keep Leicestershire’s residents safe and well. Their work has been more vital than ever over the course of the pandemic and I’m delighted Jackie’s work has been recognised in this way by the Prime Minster. 

“I’d like to thank all our care workers for their continued work to help protect the most vulnerable.

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