Carers tell their caring stories in poems, videos and even in a song!
George Hook is supporting a campaign to find Bluebird Care’s most inspiring carers. The initiative called i-CARE asks the company’s 1,500 carers one question – ‘why do you love to care?’ €22,000 in prizes will be distributed to 60 Bluebird Care carers nationwide in what Bluebird Care is calling – the year of the carer.
Bluebird Care provides homecare to people of all ages and varying degrees of ability and has offices nationwide.
The i-CARE entries are inspiring people on social media also, with one story from Kilkenny going viral on Facebook engaging 15,000 people. Operations Director with Bluebird Care, Eddie O’Toole says the stories behind the carers are pretty remarkable.
"We’ve had poems, stories, videos, photos and even a song especially written for the campaign. We are dedicating 2015 to our care staff around the country and have developed a number of initiative in their honour this year, one of them being i-CARE.”
Follow the Bluebird Care carer stories on Facebook and Twitter by searching the hashtag #myiCareStory or find them on bluebirdcare.ie. Carers are asked to submit their entries in any content format and the response has been very creative. Here are some examples.
We've even had a song as an entry!
"We get so much back” is a song specially written and performed by Tracy Culleton who works with Bluebird Care Tipperary/East Cork.