We are partnering with Avante Care & Support, a leading UK Care provider, to engage residents in awesome exercise classes and creative activities, as well as regular trips out.
Taking a whole-home approach to activities, staff in 3 Avante care homes have been trained in our Wellbeing Leadership programme. This pilot ensures that they are equipped with everything they need to create and sustain a person-centred plan of varied exercise and activities that residents love. The training is tailored to each home and residents that take part, and focuses on meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements.
One member of staff commented, “I found the training so interesting and enjoyed every part. It was great learning about all the different movements to help engage residents”
The programme also includes a series of skills workshops, including Oomph! Nature, which has been developed in collaboration with Kew Gardens. The workshop focuses on teaching staff how to encourage residents to get outdoors and appreciate nature, as well as bringing the outdoors in by supporting residents to get green-fingered. Further workshops will focus on culture, sensory engagement and dance.
Additionally, engaging days out to a range of destinations are running for 2 Avante care homes, with added value and variety to trip experiences created through partnerships with the National Trust and HQ Theatres.
The trips aim to connect residents to the people and places that matter most to them – Avante trips provided by Oomph! have previously included interesting locations, such as vintage tea rooms, Hall Place & Gardens, and a naval dockyard museum.
A member of staff said of a recent trip, “Today we went to a historical royal naval dockyard museum. It houses a large collection of steam trains, one resident said he had a marvellous time visiting the museum.”
Jacqui Morris, Director of Quality at Avante Care & Support, said: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Oomph! who are introducing new activities and opportunities for residents whilst enhancing and supporting current activities across our care homes. We have already seen a positive increase in engagement and interaction amongst the residents involved and look forward to seeing more positive impacts for the residents across the care homes.”
Ben Allen, Oomph’s CEO and Founder, said: “Oomph! are excited to be partnering with Avante to drive innovation and participation across the homes and are delighted to be adding additional fun and engagement to resident wellbeing!”