Teams at Care UK's homes, hospitals and offices have found a multitude of ways to mark the diamond jubilee celebrations.
Across the country, residents, team members and people making use of Care UK services were invited to take part in a ‘design a tea towel’ competition. First prize went to Lynn Rees, the hairdresser at Collingwood Court care home in North Shields.
In Islington, the team at the Lennox Home joined forces with the neighbouring Alsen Day Centre and St Anne’s nursing home to stage a giant community street party.
Station House care home in Crewe was decked out in red white and blue decorations made by residents in special craft sessions for a week of celebrations that kicked off with a visit by local school children. There was tree planting, the burying of a special time capsule holding 60 years of memories and a street party-themed tea.
At Forrester Court care home in Paddington, residents and the activities co-ordinators took their inspiration from the Queen’s love of horse racing to stage a special themed racing event held in a garden decked with red, white and blue bunting.
At the Terrace care home in Yorkshire’s Richmond, residents were visited by children from the Richmond C of E Primary School, who created a decorative red, white and blue jubilee quilt from old school uniforms, party dresses and colourful materials. To say thank you, residents made each pupil a special patriotic pom-pom pet.
Patients at the North East London Treatment Centre weren’t left out of the celebrations – the hospital team donned red, white and blue tops to hold a tea party for patients with home baked cakes and music from the 1950s.
And in Care UK’s main office in Essex, a raffle and cake baking competition raised over £1250 for two local charities as the delicious creations were auctioned off.
These few examples represent just a sample of dozens of events held across the country at Care UK services.