The Image above is of Manager Lisa Welsh, and a couple of Service User’s who enjoyed a holiday to Great Yarmouth. We pride ourselves in being able to offer holidays, and trips out with one of our Service User’s having the opportunity to see the sights of Blackpool accompanied by a carer.
In march 2020 we started a toddler group visiting the home monthly. There are huge benefits socially and emotionally from mixing elderly and the young and we are sure that when it is safe for this group to re-commence, this will be a huge success.
Marmora offers a large variety of activities for service users. Activities are used to help stimulate the mind and give each individual a sense of enjoyment. We offer activities such as; puzzles, painting (aqua paints), old games (such as shove halfpenny), indoor skittles, and various group activities such as bingo, chair exercise class, and balloon tennis. Our activities support worker is always coming up with new ideas for activities, and delivers them expertly, taking into account each person’s preference and likes.
Our residents enjoy cozy film afternoons with popcorn and old fashioned sweets on a quieter day. Marmora is a very sociable home and our residents often appear comforted by having the company of other residents and familiar staff around them. This has proved to be such a comfort to many new residents that have moved in to the home that previously have had to spend a lot of time on their own when living in their own homes. Residents show kindness and compassion towards each other in which there is a real community feel to the home.
- We are looking to make our website more accessible by including audio of our webpages.
- We are holding regular resident meetings to reassure our residents during the pandemic and keep them well informed of the home’s protocals.
- In our latest Quality Assurance audits, the home scored 2.9 out of 3 which was information and feedback that we collated from residents, families, staff and visitors in scoring our care, safety, responsiveness, leadership and effectiveness. We are very proud of these results, especially as times have been so challenging for the care sector in recent months.
- Our residents have requested “lockdown takeaways” In February we are have organised a Chinese takeaway.
Marmora runs different clubs, to pique service user’s interest and to help them continue to enjoy any hobbies they have. These clubs include; Gardening Club; Knitting Club; Arts and Craft Club; and Film Club.