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Karen Blair's 'COVID café'

The theme of Mental Health Awaremess Week this year is kindness and it matters now more than ever. We love this story from Karen in Wirral who has shown her kindness by setting up 'COVID café'!

Kazza’s COVID Café opened for business on 23rd March.

"As a couple, my partner Angie and I care for my Dad who has Parkinson’s, my mother-in-law who is physically disabled, and then there is my own Mum who has COPD which means we have 3 houses separate from ours that are currently shielding, and ours has us and our adult kids in it. Also in the mix is our ‘pensioner next door’ Lyn – who’ll kill me for calling her a pensioner.

"A regular on the menu at COVID café is a Sunday roast. Starting at 7 am, a full roast dinner with all the trimmings is cooked and plated up, wrapped up, and named accordingly with gravy transported in disposable coffee cups, jars etc., then we drive around Wirral doing door step deliveries (knock and run) so everyone has their roast dinner ready to pop in the oven to warm up when they get hungry.

"We have a system now whereby we get the plates and jars back when we drop everyone’s shopping off on a Friday evening (starting to love our Friday shopping trips) ready for the roast run on Sunday. There is a mid-week veggie curry craze going on at the moment too but I’m hoping the nice weather will fizzle this one out – it’s tiring being a good cook and daughter."



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