From face visors to pyjamas, from iPads to biscuits, Corserv's Community Care Services team has been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of Cornwall, receiving many gifts and donations throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Having set up discharge lounges in hotels which are temporarily closed, Corserv's STEPS and Corcare adult social care teams have been working hard to care for those who are most in need.

Residents are staying at these temporary discharge lounges after coming out of hospital so they can get back on their feet before going home.

Tesco Extra in Pool donated more than £200 worth of goods to support residents who arrived without essentials such as pyjamas and slippers.

Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital donated a selection of medical supplies and extra hearing aids.

At the Penventon Hotel in Redruth, which is one of the locations being used as a discharge lounge, a call went out on Facebook for donations of resources.

Staff there received a high volume of items to help keep guests entertained, including a wide selection of books, jigsaws, colouring materials, playing cards and much more.

They also received a package of letters written by schoolchildren and residents have spent time responding to each letter, which has lifted their spirits at a difficult time.

Some of the other generous donations include face visors, which have been made and donated by Tretherras School, allowing community teams and those working at the discharge lounges to continue to safely care for people.

Mandy Blight, who works with the Corcare team, said: “Thank you so much to Phil and Jane from Tretherras School for the kind donation of visors to help us provide safe care to our residents. We have been overwhelmed with the generosity and support they and many other have shown us during this time.”

The Community Care Services team has also been well looked-after with food and treats being delivered by Redruth Community Trust and Feeding the Frontline – all very much appreciated by the hard-working carers.

Volunteer Cornwall also made a delivery of biscuits for everyone at the Penventon Hotel to celebrate International Nurses Day.

Alison Waller, managing director of Care Community Services, said: “The discharge lounges have been life-changing for many of our residents, allowing them to rest and recuperate in a safe and comfortable environment.

"I’d like to thank the hotels for quickly adapting their services and facilities and for supporting our teams to help care for residents.

"The generosity of the local community has been astounding and both the guests and our dedicated team of Carers have appreciated every single donation – thank you.”

Community Care Services is part of Cormac, an arm's length management organisation, part of the Corserv Group, wholly-owned by Cornwall Council.