The art of being outstanding

Care improvement

Arts in the Care Home

The art of being outstanding

  • Peregrine House, Whitby — “a varied programme of activity: Zumba, Motivation, large drafts or Connect 4, film events, afternoon tea, pampering sessions, and music. The home supported them to run clubs such as poetry, walking, reading, gardening, Scrabble and singing”
  • Prince of Wales House, Ipswich — “staff were finding creative ways to support people to live a full life — this included aromatherapy, music therapy, and foot, hand and head massage.”
  • Deansfield Residential Care Home, Telford — “people’s individual histories & personalities were valued and made part of their lives, for example, people had a personalised place mat which they had helped make”
  • Links Lodge, Blackpool — “staff had attended a specialist course called ‘iPad to inspire’ to engage with and create a stimulating and fulfilling environment for people living with a learning disability and dementia.”
  • The Old Hall, Billingborough — “reflecting the training they had received…the staff member told us of the importance of music in stimulating memory in people living with dementia… People were supported to attend local groups such as art classes and choirs that they had enjoyed being part of before they moved into the home.”

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