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June 12, 2019

Exciting research project to investigate Oomph! effect

Introducing... Shiva Shangari Manoharan We are excited to be match funding a PhD studentship with Bournemouth University. This will investigate the physical and psychological effects of Oomph! in older adults.…
Care Home
May 29, 2019

How to drive inclusion in care home activities

Last week brought us 2019’s Dementia Action Week, giving us time to reflect on this year’s theme of inclusion. Craig Taylor-Green, a Regional Wellbeing Coordinator at Oomph!, gives his thoughts…
Out and about
April 15, 2019

Making wishes come true at blackpool tower ballroom

A special Oomph! trip enabled Lostock Lodge Care Home to make a wish come true for one of their residents as part of the Country Court Care ‘Make a Wish’…
Community
April 3, 2019

Belong partners with Oomph! to adopt ‘whole team’ approach to wellbeing

We have partnered with Belong, a leading UK care organisation, to extend the wellbeing and activities programmes in place across its seven care villages. The partnership has seen Oomph! roll…
Out and about
March 28, 2019

Goal! Resident wish kicked off with trip to Notts County Football Club

New Care has been getting out and about on Oomph! trips. One recent trip for The Grand Care Centre scored a goal with residents, who went to Notts County Football…
Out and about
March 21, 2019

Formula 1 fan and care home resident “thrilled to bits” to recieve photobook and momento

Country Court Care homes have been going on regular Oomph! trips, and as a result of this, our drivers (or Conductors), are really getting to know the residents at the…
Care Home
February 27, 2019

5 Top Tips for getting your care home creative

With the launch of our Oomph! Create workshop, Heather, from The Lightbox Museum and Gallery, has some top tips for bringing art into your care setting: Enjoy the process of…
Community
February 21, 2019

Partnership with Arthritis Action to improve strength, balance and co-ordination

We have teamed up with UK Charity, Arthritis Action, to deliver exercise programmes designed specifically for older adults with arthritis. For the first time, a collaboration between Oomph! and Arthritis…
Care Home
February 18, 2019

Country Court Care gets some Oomph! for their residents!

“Another great day! Buzzing atmosphere, happy residents, happy carers. Well enjoyed by all despite the cold weather!” One member of staff commented after a recent trip. We have partnered with…
Care Home
January 29, 2019

Kingsley Healthcare gets even more Oomph! with programme roll out!

Following the success of the Wellbeing Programme in 13 Kingsley Healthcare homes, a further 12 homes are due to be trained to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for…
Care Home
January 23, 2019

Sanctuary Care gets some Oomph! with “life-changing” new partnership

85-year-old resident Colleen Keen, who brands herself as an ‘Oomph! Girl’ said: “The classes are liberating. I used to struggle with circulation, especially in my ankles but now the classes…
Care Home
January 17, 2019

Falls at Victoria Nursing reduced significantly… with regular Oomph! exercise sessions

Falls have reduced significantly at Victoria Nursing Group’s Chartwell, within 6 months of beginning Oomph! exercise sessions in the home. Between August 2017 and January 2018, the home recorded 17…
Community
January 16, 2019

Wigan gets some Oomph! with new partnership

Wigan Council has partnered with us to train staff and residents as part of a Sport England subsidised programme, which aims to get the over 55s from inactive to active…
Care Home
January 2, 2019

Sculpting new skills… Care home staff use their artistic license

Staff from Orchard Care Homes have been sculpting out new skills at our workshop that focused on painting, sketching and modelling with clay, ready to take their newfound talents back…
Care Home
December 21, 2018

Care homes get arty to celebrate Oomph! Create-mas

In the spirit of Create-mas, we're showcasing residents' Christmas themed artworks that have been entered into our Oomph! Create competition. Inspired by the new workshops that we're running in partnership with…
Care Home
December 20, 2018

Residents to get creative with new Art Gallery partnership

Oomph! have partnered with The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking to design a brand new workshop for care home staff. Staff have been sculpting out new skills that focus…
Care Home
December 18, 2018

The closing generational gap…

Walking into a care setting for older adults, you might be surprised to see children’s tricycles in the gardens and toys in the lounges. But, thanks to intergenerational care and…
Care HomeOut and about
December 13, 2018

Somerset Care gets out and about with Oomph!

We have partnered with Somerset Care, a leading UK Care Group, to provide engaging trips out for their residents. Trips are running for 26 Somerset Care homes, who will be…
Care Home
December 6, 2018

School pupils jived into the 50s, with the help of Barty House residents

Oomph! work in partnership with Canford Healthcare, a leading UK provider of care homes, to take residents out and about on trips to local destinations. A recent trip took residents…
Care Home
October 29, 2018

Care home resident’s wish comes true with reminiscent trip to Northern Ireland

Oomph! work in partnership with TLC Care Group, a provider of care homes across Herts, Surrey, London and Cambridgeshire, to train and support homes, with wishes and ambitions making up a…
Care Home
October 23, 2018

World Alzheimer’s Day at Sutton Court

This World Alzheimer's Day on Thursday 20th October, film crews visited Sutton Court where a special Oomph! exercise session was taking place to mark the day. “Oomph specifically helps people…
Care Home
October 17, 2018

Canford Healthcare gets some Oomph! with new wellbeing partnership!

We're excited to be partnering with Canford Healthcare, a successful UK Care provider, to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for their residents. Taking a whole-home approach to activities,…
Care HomeOut and about
October 9, 2018

WCS Care gets some Oomph! with new wellbeing partnership!

We are partnering with WCS Care, a leading UK Care Group, to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for their residents, as well as engaging trips out. Taking a…
Care Home
October 2, 2018

Inspiring others to create a whole-home approach to wellbeing

On a regular basis I visit care homes to support the delivery of their wellbeing programmes, and I often hear that it’s an uphill battle to encourage others to support…
Care HomeCommunityOut and about
September 17, 2018

Oomph! Annual Impact Report 2017/18

We’re delighted to release our brand new Oomph! Impact Report 2017/18. This year, we've achieved amazing scale, positively changing the impact of ageing for record numbers of older adults across the…
Care Home
August 16, 2018

Springhill Care Group teams up with wellbeing specialist

We're partnering with Springhill Care, a leading UK Care Group, to provide engaging trips out for their residents. Springhill Care Group, which operates three care homes across the UK, will…
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…
Community
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,…
Community
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…
Community
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…
Community
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…