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Brook Court residents enjoy ‘clowning around’ at circus extravaganza

August 17th 2018

 

Residents at Brook Court took a trip to the circus in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Brook Court stepped right up and visited Ambleside, alongside 10 other Care UK homes and the local community for a regional circus-themed event.

Residents across the Midlands chose the theme of the event, inviting the local community to enjoy a day at its very own circus to celebrate the 250thanniversary of the birth of the circus.

Guests were treated to a magical day - stilt walkers and jugglers entertained the crowd, while residents and visitors had the opportunity to master their balloon modelling and circus skills at a workshop. 

Guests arrived in their best fancy dress, with prizes given out for ‘best costume’. Residents from the care homes were encouraged to makeover their circus tents and Brook Court residents decorated their tent with circus games and clown props.

Cake masterpieces were also unveiled with the residents at Brook Court creating a big top circus tent out of popcorn, apple and cherry sponge and a fruit cake.

Shetland ponies trotted by to join in the fun, with residents and the local community able to meet and feed them at the petting area.

Gillian Pratt, home manager, at Brook Court, said “We were delighted to be invited by Ambleside to join their circus event.

“Meaningful lifestyles are at the heart of Care UK’s ethos and the residents were thrilled to take part in such an exciting event. The day was the perfect opportunity for the residents to meet people from the Stratford-upon-Avon community, as well as residents from other homes – many new friendships were made!

“I would personally like to thank the Ambleside team for opening up the doors and bringing everyone together for a fantastic day.” 

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We were delighted to be rated an overall ‘good’ by the CQC at our last inspection, and we were thrilled to receive an ‘outstanding’ for the caring nature of our team. Our Home Manager, Gill Pratt, was recently award the ‘Dementia Care Manager of the Year’ at the 2020 National Dementia Awards. Gill has created a home with a strong family atmosphere, where every colleague is committed to enabling your loved one to live a fulfilling life. While delivering quality care is at the heart of what we do, we also believe that moving into a care home is just another part of life, so we support residents to continue to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle.

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