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Care Home
August 6, 2018

Rising technology in the Care Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

Recently, at the Digital Healthcare show at Excel in London, Paul Burstow from Social Care Institute of Excellence held a thought provoking seminar focused on technology and how care homes need…
Care Home
August 1, 2018

Canford Healthcare gets out and about with Oomph!

We're partnering with Canford Healthcare, a leading UK Care Group, to provide engaging trips out for their residents. Trips are running for 9 Canford Healthcare homes, who are visiting a…
Care HomeCommunityOut and about
July 24, 2018

Team Oomph! take on the 3 Peak Challenge

When the alarm went off at 4:30am on Friday 13th, it was safe to say no one in the team was particularly excited at the prospect of doing a 24…
Care HomeOut and about
July 11, 2018

From Cat Cafes to Gin Distilleries: One Year of Out & About

With every life change, we reach new milestones and new circumstances are thrust upon us. In early adulthood, most milestones are an opportunity to interact with new people; we land…
Care HomeOut and about
July 2, 2018

Borough Care Residents Get Out And About With Oomph!

We are now partnering with Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, to provide its residents with more day trips out to…
June 21, 2018

What Matters In Wellbeing – Engagement Vs Outcomes

Last week I attended the first International Conference for Social Prescribing at Salford University. Discussions there recognised the fundamental challenge of creating interest and motivation for people to start participating…
Care Home
June 19, 2018

Mayflower care homes given some Oomph! with new wellbeing partnership!

We are partnering with Mayflower Care Communities, an award winning UK Care Group, to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for their residents. Taking a whole-home approach to activities,…
May 31, 2018

#VolunteersWeek – Celebrating and thanking volunteers across the UK

Volunteers week takes place between 1st and 7th June every year and is a chance to say thank you to all of the volunteers across the country for their contributions,…
Care Home
May 14, 2018

Kingsley puts some Oomph! into its care homes with new wellbeing partnership!

We have partnered with Kingsley Healthcare, an award winning, UK Care Group, to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for their residents. Following a pilot in two homes last…
Care Home
May 8, 2018

Orchard Care Homes puts some Oomph! into its care homes with innovative partnership!

We are partnering with Orchard Care Homes, a leading UK care group, to deliver ‘awesome’ exercise classes and creative activities for residents, as well as engaging trips out. A pilot…
May 2, 2018

Oomph! and Quantum Care get active in the community as Sport England Active Ageing initiative continues to grow…

We are partnering with Quantum Care, a leading Hertfordshire Care Group, to train staff, volunteers and customers as part of a Sport England funding programme, which aims to get 27,000…
April 30, 2018

Sport England Active Ageing kicks off in London as Oomph! and Notting Hill Genesis start new partnership

We are partnering with Notting Hill Genesis, a leading housing association in the UK, to train staff, volunteers and customers as part of the Sport England funding programme, which aims…
Care HomeOut and about
April 19, 2018

Getting outdoors to tackle social isolation head on

This year, on the 21st April, Care Home Open Day will be held in thousands of homes across the country for the 6th year running. The theme of this year…
Care HomeOut and about
March 26, 2018

New Care adds Oomph! to its activities programmes

Fast growing care home operator, New Care, is adding extra ‘oomph’ to its already outstanding daily wellbeing and activities programmes. The forward thinking care provider has teamed up with us…
March 22, 2018

Sports Governing Bodies Launch New Scheme To Beat Older Adult Inactivity And Loneliness With Fun And Games

Oomph! are partnering with professional bodies for volleyball, weightlifting, orienteering and boccia to bring healthy competition to over 55s. The national governing bodies for volleyball, weight lifting, orienteering and boccia…
Care HomeCommunityOut and about
March 21, 2018

Driving innovation in care

Hosted by the newly formed Department for Health and Social Care, Monday 19th March marked the final of the Care Innovation Challenge – a challenge created to bring young minds…
February 22, 2018

Sport England Active Ageing Initiative gains traction as Oomph! and Places for People get active in the community

Oomph! are partnering with Places for People Living+, a leading specialist supported housing provider in the UK, to train staff, volunteers and customers. This is part of the Sport England…
February 14, 2018

Loneliness… Not just on Valentine’s Day!

On a day when love is celebrated across the world, it seems apt to examine the other side of the coin: loneliness. The appointment of Tracey Crouch as the Minister…
Care Home
January 24, 2018

NorseCare’s £20,000 Comic Relief grant to assist in transforming wellbeing culture through Oomph!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with NorseCare, who have won a £20,000 grant from Comic Relief to develop the skills and confidence of staff in five of…
Care HomeCommunityOut and about
January 19, 2018

Oomph! supports the Care Innovation Challenge

The care sector currently faces a multitude of challenges, presenting problems which are only due to worsen with an ageing population. We want to find some answers. This is why…
Care Home
January 18, 2018

Everyone’s talking wellbeing in care… but how do you drive business success and truly differentiate?

Wellbeing’s become a bit of a buzzword in the care sector these days – but it’s not just great for residents to focus on wellbeing, it’s also good for your…
Care HomeOut and about
January 16, 2018

Balhousie puts some Oomph! into its care homes with innovative partnership

We are excited to be working with award-winning care home group Balhousie to put some Oomph! into the sector, making them the first organisation in Scotland to sign up to…
Out and about
October 12, 2017

Oomph! lands £1.5m to drive care home outings revolution

Barchester's Mike Parsons, Care and Wellbeing Fund and Nesta Impact Investments invest in Out and About service Barchester Healthcare Founder, Mike Parsons along with the Care and Wellbeing Fund and…
Care Home
October 12, 2017

Sam has got the Oomph! Factor

Congratulations to 88-year-old Belong Warrington resident, Sam Clark, who has been crowned winner of our Oomph! Factor competition! The Oomph! Factor competition is a nationwide competition that focuses on finding…
August 21, 2017

Oomph! wins Sport England grant to energise communities

Oomph! has been announced as the largest delivery partner of Sport England’s £10m Active Ageing Fund. With £915k National Lottery Funding from Sport England, Oomph! will get 27,000 adults doing…