We are still busy, though, and we are delighted to have our new Remotely Active project after successfully securing some funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. Here are photos of residents from VISTA’s Kathleen Rutland care home using some of the materials and ideas in our first ‘A Grand Day Out’ pack to create paintings of Old John at Bradgate Park.
And here is some feedback from the second pack that we received via email: “Thank you for the Autumn activity pack and the original kit you gave us! We have tried most of the activities, and whilst some of our groups taking part in the activity itself have been very small, we have done them
– Andie Louis, Activities Facilitator, Evington Home
The packs have been disseminated to care settings across the city and county and include craft activities, conversation starters, word games, quizzes and many more ideas. We were also clear that we wanted everyone to have the same starting point so delivered an original set of kit to each care setting taking part in the project too.
We are looking forward to seeing the responses to the Christmas pack that is being created together at the moment, as well as to finding new ways to continue supporting care homes and nursing homes locally in delivering high quality meaningful and learning activities to their older people.
Thank you to Fiona Smith and Rowena Williams for all of their thought, ideas and time in putting together and delivering this project in these unprecedented times.