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Poems in a Pandemic: Finalists and Winners Announced

To donate to fund the publishing of the top 100 poems from frontline staff, with all profits going towards supporting mental wellbeing, please click here

 

Hope

 

Hope

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

Hope Springs Eternal

Dave Miller

Essex Equipment Services ( Essex Cares Limited)

 

Hope

Barbara Sheldrake

Unpaid Carer

 

Two Strangers Dance

Mariana Acosta

Care Professional

 

Colour the Rainbow

Amanda Clare

Barchester Health Care

 

The World Says Your Different

Rebecca Northcott

Potens UK

 

Today my Carer Visits

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

I Heard the Birds Singing This Morning

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

Margaret, Doris, Olive and June

Sam Bailey

Black Swan Care Group

 

Will You Hold my Hope?

Beth Hendry

Milestones Trust

 

Winner:

Hope Springs Eternal

Dave Miller

Essex Equipment Services ( Essex Cares Limited)

 

 

Humour

 

Hilda’s Pandemic Poem

Matthew Pound

Barchester Health Care

 

Isolation Musings

Elizabeth Murphy

Barchester Health Care

 

Hip Hip Horray Vera (a resident from Barchester Health Care)

Barchester Health Care

 

I’m Feeling Lost and Lonely

Angela Bookham

Care UK

 

A Time in Life

Team of residents led by Lifestyle Leader, Louise Light

Hallmark Care Homes

 

A Lancashire Lock Down

Derek Keever

Bethphage UK

 

Lockdown Loop

Debbie O’Hagan

No Place Like Home

 

How I Desire to Be Free

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

A Cough

Nicola Hulland

Barchester HealthCare

 

Crescent Court Lockdown

Natalie Wedge

Caretech UK

 

Winner:

Isolation Musings

Elizabeth Murphy

Barchester Health Care

 

Isolation

I’m Busy Now

Kathrine Denton

Hill Care Group

 

Isolation

Carole Pearsall

Tixover Grange

 

Light

Carole Simpson

St Thomas Complex

 

Her Frail Hands Reach Out to Me

Sallie Brown

Care UK

 

Forget the Pain of Lonely Days

Jennifer Barry

Birtley House Nursing Home

 

Three Weeks into Lockdown

Butterfly White

Harlow Wellbeing Hub

 

Strange Times Part Four

Sarah Ward

London Borough of Newham Adult’s Social care

 

Alone in Isolation

Wendy Freeman

Isabel Hospice

 

Walk on

Stephen Taylor

CareTech Community Services Ltd

 

Indoors we Need You to Hide

Samera Jones

Black Swan

 

Winner:

I’m Busy Now

Kathrine Denton

Hill Care Group

 

Observation

 

Observation

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

COVID Run

Theresa Mead

Care UK

 

Please Help This End…

Nicola Adams

Care Professional

 

I Wish I Could Show

Emma Spike

Potens UK

 

Snowdrop House

Michelle

Care UK

 

I Don’t Know Why

Julie Sixsmith RGN

Hill Care Group

 

A Hole in my Sock

Amanda Stuart

Potens UK

 

A Day at Cubbington Mill

Gerald Waterfield

Barchester Healthcare Cubbington Mill Care Home

 

These Last Few Months

Carole Pearsall

Tixover Grange

 

Thank you to the People

Samantha Bailey

Black Swan Care Group

 

Winner:

COVID Run

Theresa Mead

Care UK

 

Uplifting

 

Uplifting

Jackie Chillingworth

Barchester

 

The Window

Daniel John Lim

Lifestyle Lead

 

The Masks I Wear

Rachel Dark

Winash Rest Home

 

Together With Covid

Karen Olivant

Barchester Healthcare

 

The Beginning of the End

Heather Brown

No Place Like Home

 

Our Caring Army Still Fight Together

Annie Bardo

The Kent Autistic Trust

 

Whilst the Rest of the World Grinds to a Halt

Emma Rutterford-Dawkins

Care at Home Services

 

Another Day Begins

Nathan Scripps

Castlemead Court Care Home

 

Dear Friends

Sally Day

Barchester Healthcare

 

Trying Times of Covid19

Sarah Bhatti

Signature Senior Lifestyle

 

Winner:

The Window

Daniel John Lim

Lifestyle Lead

 

Reflections

 

Reflection of a Carer

Sharon Ireland

Guardian Homecare

 

Safe?

Zulekha Makda

St Annes community services

 

So This is How it Feels to be a Hero

Michael Beaney

Hill Care Group

 

Pride

Tom Lyons

Black Swan Care Group

 

COVID-19

Richard Blunden

St Annes community services

 

Looking Back

Lisa Cullen

Care UK

 

Life Before Lockdown

Gerard Wainwright

St Anne’s Community Services

 

Untitled

Angela Bookham

Care UK

 

I Want to be a Nurse

Maxine Noble

Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle

 

What Does it Mean to Care?

Lisa Stubbings

City Care Services Ltd

 

Winner:

Reflection of a Carer

Sharon Ireland

Guardian Homecare

 

Loss

 

Light in the Dark

Nicola Hulland

Barchester HealthCare

 

Memories

Resident of Alice Grange Care Home

Barchester

 

Fallen Angel

Wendy Freeman

Isabel Hospice

 

The Heart of the Tree

Geraldine Beaney

Hill Care Group

 

We Will Remember Them

Geraldine Beaney

Hill Care Group

 

Monday Mourning

Elspeth Newton

Barchester Health Care

 

COVID-19 You Crowned Yourself a King

Lidiya Chirisah

Vida Grange

 

Today This Room Is Vacant

Alison

Riverdale Court

 

She Wasn’t Alone

Chloe Booth

Barchester Health Care

 

The Night They Told Me, My Mind was Numb

April Place

Pallion Family Practice GP Surgery

 

Winner:

The Heart of the Tree

Geraldine Beaney

Hill Care Group

 

Bravery

 

A Nursing Managers Hardest Request

Sarah Milnes

Woodleigh Christian Care Home

 

Bravery

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

Through a Resident’s Eyes

Sara Pierce

Black Swan Care Group

 

Please Don’t Forget Me

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

I Am Not a Nurse

Nichola Cunningham

Care Professional

 

Vulnerable Hero

Joy Berdugo

Threshfield Court Care Centre

 

Covid – Here’s a Haiku

Nicola Hulland

Barchester HealthCare

 

There Was Not A Lot of Humour Then

Carole Pearsall

Tixover Grange

 

Yes There is Fear

Asad Bin Abdullah

Chosen Care Group Ltd

 

A Force Unknown was Coming…

Frances Burtt-Webb

The Abbeyfield St Albans Society Ltd

 

Winner:

A Nursing Managers Hardest Request

Sarah Milnes

Woodleigh Christian Care Home

 

Bereavement

The World is in Mourning

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

I Knew That Day

Derek Keever

Bethphage UK

 

Angel

Jo Jordan

Care UK

 

Bereavement In Our Sorrow

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

For Those Loved and Lost

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

Tribute to My Residents

Colette Moreira-Henocq

Care UK

 

Pathway Way to the Light

Alan Bulmer

Palmersdene Care Home

 

COVID Not the Death of Us

Sue Ann Nnamani

PWH Nursing Home

 

Observation

Carole Pearsall

Tixover Grange

 

Winner:

Tribute to My Residents

Colette Moreira-Henocq

Care UK

 

Recovery 

United Together

Kelly Sanders

Potens UK

 

Recovery

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

Virus Has Shaken the World Totally

Aravindan Sumaithangi Sambasivam

Care Professional

 

Spirit in the Hills

Simon Whalley

Birtley house Nursing Home

 

A Journey Together

JoJo Beard

Birtley House Nursing Home

 

I Love What I Do

Monjila Khatun

Adult Social Care for London Borough of Newham

 

Hang on Positively Everyone

Caroline Whalley

Birtley House Nursing Home

 

Our Rainbow Will Shine

Dawn Borno

Vida Healthcare

 

Hope In Our Heart

Emma Burnett

Sunderland GP Alliance Medical Practice

 

Earth is Healing

Jude Emmanuel-Ukato

Care Professional

 

Winner:

Recovery

John Buxton

Dementia Concern Charity

 

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