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"Incredible" care workers hailed by police chief

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The borough’s police chief led the tributes to Dudley Council’s “incredible” frontline social care workers during Clap for Carers last night.

Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner and two of her Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) colleagues were outside Tiled House, a council-run care home in Pensnett, last night.

The officers were applauding the work of social carers working on the frontline in the ongoing fight against coronavirus.

They joined the rest of the borough in paying tribute to NHS and social care workers on the frontline, with scores of residents going out onto their doorsteps to applaud their efforts at 8pm.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:

I’d like to thank Sally and her officers for coming down to Tiled House last night to show their appreciation – we were very grateful for it and it was an emotional tribute.
We have a dedicated team of social care workers who are quite literally risking their lives to make sure the most vulnerable people in our borough continue to be looked after during this crisis.
They are keeping our parents, grandparents and great grandparents safe and are, without a doubt, modern day heroes. It’s critically important we all continue to show how grateful we are for their sacrifices.

Sally Bourner, Chief Superintendent, Dudley Neighbourhood Policing Unit Commander, said:

Myself and two of our Police Community Support Officers from the Brierley Hill Neighbourhood Team were proud to join colleagues from Dudley Council to clap for our carers at Tiled House in Pensnett.
We wanted to show our appreciation for the incredible work our carers are doing to keep older people in care homes across our borough safe.
It was a very moving and emotional moment.

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