We are partnering with Westgate Healthcare, 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 Westgate Healthcare 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 focuses on meeting and exceeding regulator requirements.
One member of staff commented, “‘I really enjoyed the training, it was fun, interactive and educational. Thank you!’
Another said of the impact after training, “Staff who never joined in before are starting to get involved, everyone loves it.”
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 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, and Westgate trips have already been going to interesting locations, such as Whipsnade Zoo.
A member of staff said of a recent trip to the zoo, “This was the highlight of our residents’ year! What an amazing experience, our driver was so friendly and very much a part of our team!”
Tara Teubner, Director at Westgate Healthcare, said: “The partnership with Oomph! allows our residents to continue to experience everything they enjoy outside of the care facilities. We’ll be working with the team at Oomph! to establish regular day trips and activities, whilst ensuring every resident receives first-class care and support.
“We are looking forward to experiencing the new and exciting adventures that are instore for us at Westgate Healthcare, whilst making new memories with all our residents.”
Ben Allen, Oomph’s CEO and Founder, said: “Oomph! are delighted to be driving innovation and participation across Westgate homes through our partnership. We are excited to be adding additional fun and engagement to resident wellbeing!”