Caring at Christmas
In a year like no other, ensuring we continue to support residents to live a fulfilled life is more important than ever.
To support wellbeing this winter and show that despite the pandemic, Christmas can still be a magical time for residents and colleagues to enjoy, we have a host of exciting #CaringatChristmas activities planned to raise everyone’s spirits.
Carols at Christmas
To kick start the festive season, our care homes have united to create a special rendition of the festive classic ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’.
Theatres and community centres may be closed for now, but we’re not going to let that stop our care home residents from enjoying a traditional Christmas pantomime. We’re very excited that our care homes teams have six family favourite panto scripts to choose from and across the country colleagues are going to be putting on their own performances this December.
The Night Before Christmas
We have a very special reading of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ performed by two residents from The Manor House care home in Harrogate. We invite you to enjoy this classic tale with loved ones, as many of our residents are as Christmas approaches.Watch the video
Christmas cheer across our homes
Colleagues and residents will be taking part in a range of one-minute festive challenges, using inflatable candy cane hockey stick to shoot inflatable candy sweets into a pop-up football net as well as competing to build the tallest Christmas tree using plastic cups.
We want to give residents, colleagues, loved ones, care professionals… everyone an opportunity to make each other smile this year.
Our #CrackerSmile social media campaign asks people to share a favourite Christmas cracker joke or a message of festive goodwill with us using the #CrackerSmile hashtag on Twitter or Facebook. Using specially created graphics, we’ll turn your jokes and messages into a series of short digital Christmas Cracker videos that can be shared online to spread a little joy in the runup to Christmas Day.
Christmas craft guide
As well as being a fun pastime, we know there are many benefits to crafting – sharing projects brings people together and the creativity can help reduces stress. Across the country we have a lot of extremely talented people living and working with us and we’ll be highlighting the array of creative festive projects underway and asking for your tips and ideas too.
#CaringatChristmas on Twitter
Our homes will be sharing photos and videos of all their Christmas festivities, favourite jokes and messages of good will across Twitter using the hashtag #CaringatChristmas. Follow us and see how we are supporting residents to have a magical Christmas this year.Follow us on Twitter