Books of Condolence coming to care homes

Date Released - 21/09/2022

CARE HOME residents are having the opportunity to sign Books of Condolence for the Queen Elizabeth II, which are being taken to residential homes across the borough.

Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Mike Glover, visited Hurst Hall Residential Home, Ashton, on Thursday 15 September to give residents a chance to say their goodbyes to the late Queen and express their grief. Council officers will be taking books to all other Tameside care homes over the coming days.

Cllr John Taylor, Tameside Council executive member for Adult Social Care, Homelessness & Inclusivity, said: “At this time of national mourning I’m proud of how we’re coming together as a community to give everyone a chance to share their grief and pay their last respects to Queen Elizabeth II. Many of our care home residents will have lived through the entirety of the Queen’s reign, sharing the highs and lows the country has faced since 1952.”

The Books of Condolence will close throughout the country on Tuesday 20 September, when, in keeping with tradition, they’ll be sent to the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle.

Other Books of Condolence are available to sign at the following locations in Tameside and so far hundreds of residents have signed them: