Thank you to all of Cardiff’s social care workers

Banners and flags paying tribute to the city's social care workers, who have helped care for vulnerable people during the pandemic, have been installed at Cardiff Castle.


The colourful flags are a symbol of the city's gratitude to all the care workers who worked, and continue to work tirelessly providing essential care to those in need, and carry the message ‘To all Cardiff's care workers, thank you for supporting our loved ones'.


The Council's workforce, alongside its commissioned social care providers, have safely delivered over 600,000 hours of adult and children's domiciliary care since the start of the pandemic, and have continued to support adults and children in care homes and supported living arrangements. Additionally, over 150 Council staff were re-purposed from their usual roles to support frontline services across adult and children's social care services.


Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Elsmore, said:

"The commitment and bravery of our social care workforce has been remarkable and the collective effort from Council staff, its providers, and NHS, have enabled this vital service to continue for those who are most vulnerable in our communities.


"A number of people have volunteered their support to help during this time of need and truly deserve to be commended for sacrificing their own time to be of service to others during these challenging circumstances."


Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Graham Hinchey, said:

"Due to the hard work and generosity of social care staff, the care and support for children and families has continued to make a real difference during these very difficult times.


"The stories shared through the Council's ‘Working for Cardiff' campaign have showcased exceptional work in children's homes, where staff have pulled together to cover shifts, going above and beyond to boost morale of the children they support. We are privileged to have such dedicated staff."


At the start of the pandemic, Leader of the Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, issued an urgent appeal to recruit social care workers, with a particular need for qualified domiciliary care workers.


The Council are continuing to recruit for care workers who are interested in providing care and support for vulnerable people of all ages in part-time roles or as a full-time career.


For further information on joining Cardiff Council or one of its social care providers and to explore opportunities for starting an exciting new career in social care, visit:


As part of the thank you message, the Council is asking Cardiff's residents to share their own appreciation on social media using the hashtag #ThankYouCardiffCareWorkers.