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April 2022

Oomph Wellness partner with Kate Thubron, an Award winning Dementia Care Expert and trained Occupational Therapist…

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Oomph Wellness partner with Kate Thubron, an Award winning Dementia Care Expert and trained Occupational Therapist…

Oomph are delighted to partner with Kate bringing even more specialist expertise to assist with training and content development and driving further diversity of the overall Oomph product offering.

Kate is a trained Occupational Therapist and previous Dementia Care lead for a large care home company, covering 37 care homes and overseeing a team of 68 dementia leads. Plus additional training and experience received from University of Stirling, Teepa Snow as an official UK Trainer and the Dementia Alliance.

Her experience to date has covered advising, coaching and training diverse teams and supporting companies to develop Dementia training and Wellbeing training in line with national guidelines and policies. Additionally experience in developing company care strategies and the tools required to implement and review this alongside auditing and carrying out quality care inspections.

Kate Thubron commented

“I am delighted to partner with Oomph to help develop specialised content for their training and on demand service. Having worked with Oomph before in previous roles I have seen first hand what amazing support and services they provide for care providers. To be part of this development is very exciting.”

Ben Allen, Chief Executive, Oomph Wellness commented

“We are delighted to be working with Kate and to be able to enhance our specialist expertise from both a training and resources perspective. Kate has invaluable experience within dementia care and will be able to play a significant role in the future evolution of the Oomph business and the services we provide.”

The partnership enables Oomph to provide more specialist and evidence based support such as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and will be invaluable in supporting the development of both training content and resources for our On Demand platform.

Outside of work Kate is married with twins who are 18 months old, is a Big football – ITFC fan and animal lover with two miniature dachshunds called Frank and Audrey…

To find out more about Oomph! On Demand, please get in touch here.

L&M Healthcare teams up with Oomph! to help residents engage in person-centred exercise and activities…

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L&M Healthcare teams up with Oomph! to help residents engage in person-centred exercise and activities…

The award-winning social enterprise Oomph! are providing fun-filled training and support to six L&M Healthcare homes.

Taking a whole-home approach to activities, teams will have expert-led training in Oomph!’s Wellbeing Leadership programme. This will equip them with everything they need to create and sustain a person-centred plan of varied exercise and activities that each resident loves. The training is tailored to each home and focuses on meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements.

Each home has access to Oomph!’s new digital platform, Oomph! On Demand. This platform provides engaging exercise and activity content 365 days a year, across a diverse range of topics and meeting a range of interests and abilities –meaning care teams will be able to support residents to tune into live and recorded seated exercise sessions including things like ballet, chair yoga and mindfulness. Residents will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activity resources, from virtual tours of Scotland to language lessons, and from history talks to music concerts.

The site is full of interactive quizzes, activity ideas, an interactive activity calendar which can be selected according to a desired wellbeing goal or resident’s interests.

Jo Fogg, Operations Director from L&M Healthcare commented…

‘We have some very creative Wellbeing Leads in our homes who have been providing person-centred activities for many years. Adding Oomph to their toolkits enables them to cut down on the vast amount of research time needed for planning and creating activities, leaving them more time to engage with residents.

Initial feedback has been extremely positive, and we are looking forward to seeing how this enhances the provision of person-centred activities and exercise in our homes over the coming months.’

Ben Allen, CEO from Oomph Wellness, commented…

‘We are excited to be partnering with L&M Healthcare to drive person centred wellbeing in the homes and ensure that staff and residents have access to inspirational wellbeing activities 24/7, 365 days a year. Oomph will work closely with L&M Healthcare to ensure we are constantly providing meaningful engagement across every home.’

To find out more about Oomph! On Demand, please get in touch here.

Vindico Becomes Official Tech Partner of Oomph Wellness!

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Vindico Becomes Official Tech Partner of Oomph Wellness!

 Oomph! is pleased to announce our latest tech partnership with Vindico

Oomph!’s latest tech partnership will see us collaborate with Vindico to drive Oomph! On Demand and its related services.

As the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults, Oomph! is on a mission to positively change the impact of ageing. They aim to do this through nationwide training, support, solutions, and days out.

And as tech partner, Vindico will now be lending an innovative hand to help Oomph! do just that.

The partnership will cover all aspects of tech related to Oomph!’s On Demand services. Led by Technical Director Ryan Griffiths, Vindico’s Purple Vinjas will be using their expertise to help Oomph! streamline the brand’s digital approach whilst also enhancing the customer experience.

Speaking of the new tech partnership, Vindico MD, Jo Polson says:

“Their wonderful offerings already bring massive improvement to the lives of those in care so the opportunity to be part of this evolution and create an even bigger impact makes all of us at Vindico delighted to be part of the future journey of Oomph!”

Adding to this, Ben Allen, CEO and Founder, Oomph! Wellness says:

“We are delighted to be working with Vindico to refine and develop our technology solutions for care teams. This exciting partnership will enable us to step up our offering and bring a whole new level of wellbeing to the sector.”

To find out more about Oomph! On Demand, please get in touch here.