Shaunna - Chapeltown

That gentleman [that I cared for], that passed away, he asked me for a last sip of red wine, all he wanted, and I went out to shop and bought a bottle of red wine, and we had a glass of red wine. And I just, it was little things like that. He was never gonna see his family again. He was literally palliative. And he got told nobody could see him and he had COVID on top. And because of his bed and stuff like that, he couldn’t walk to a window. He was on like ventilation machines and all sorts, it wasn’t an option. I was his last company. So yeah, didn’t ask anybody’s permission. I just want to shop and bought a bottle of red wine.

Shauna from Chapeltown stood in front of white background with hair in a bun and a white top with blue dots
Rosh standing in a kitchen in Heeley, Sheffield
Sabia from Darnall sat in her living room
Anita sat in the care home where she works

Rosh - Heeley

"Like if the pandemic proved anything, literally my health and well being depends on your health and well being."

Sabia - Darnall

"And, you know, we had that whole rule of, no touching, you know how, how, in that moment, it just was something I couldn’t do. And I broke that rule. And I got down on the ground, and I put my hand on her back and let her cry. "

Anita - Shirecliffe

"To start with I was very frightened of it. Obviously I’ve got a family. I actually catch two buses to come to work and two buses go home, so I was very paranoid when I got on buses. Sterilising, mask, everything."