Monkbarns relatives share their excitement about lockdown restrictions lifting

When our Monkbarns care home in Arbroath shared news of our recent changes in visiting guidelines, it was met with excitement, and a few happy tears, from residents.

Home Manager Sarah-Jane Patterson caught a few of her residents on camera reacting to news of out-of-home visits, trips down the seaside, and car trips with their relatives and friends.

Our new out-of-home guidelines, detailed here, came during the same week that retail, gyms and hospitality opened up across Scotland. Says Sarah-Jane: “This is an important step forward for residents and an emotional one too. One of our ladies is meeting two new great-grandchildren whom she’s only seen once before now. Another of our residents, Forbes, was teary with happiness – then said he was going to open a bottle of whisky to celebrate!”

You can view the video and their reactions here.