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Residents getting crafty at Southfield Court

The team at Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield have been helping residents get creative.

A new favourite activity in the home sees resident let loose with paint, glitter, colouring pens and glue as they make different decorations to adorn the walls in the home for upcoming events.

Clare McCourt, Home Manager said: “The residents enjoy the arts and crafts sessions run by our activities coordinator. It’s not just decorations they make though, last week they made stress balls which came in very handy for me. The majority of them did end up in my office.

“We all work hard here to make the residents feel at home, and it’s no surprise to hear that 88% of them agree with us that this is a happy place to live.”

It’s not all arts and crafts though; residents have also been to Holy Communion at the local church. Back at the home they’ve been treated to hair and beauty treatments with residents embracing the ‘pamper day’ to get the fill works done including their hair, manicures and pedicures in a variety of different colours.

The team have helped residents to bake a variety of biscuits and cakes, which they’ve washed down with a cup of tea whilst relaxing with a book or having a good old natter.

Clare McCourt added: “We try to make Southfield Court a home from home, doing things with the residents that they enjoy doing, as well as providing new experiences to give them special memories.

The team at Southfield organised a very special experience for one of the homes more poorly residents. Clare explains: “We hired a local bedside singer to come in and talk to one of our residents. The singer came in, found out our resident’s favourite songs, then spent the next half an hour serenading him. The resident’s wife was extremely pleased and thanked the team saying ‘it’s a memory that will stay with her forever.’ It’s one that will stay with me too.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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