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Winchcombe Place welcomes little visitors

June 27th 2018


Winchcombe Place is launching a scheme to bring together residents and children via a series of interactive workshops.

Winchcombe Place will host a brand new 12 week pilot scheme called Babies and Buddies. The scheme, co-ordinated by Home-Start West Berkshire, is an inter-generational play group designed to bring parents, babies and older people together in a bid to combat loneliness and feelings of isolation.

The ground-breaking idea was developed by counsellor and couples therapist, Kamila Kaminska. The 12 weekly sessions were run by Rena Fuell, family group worker at Home-Start West Berkshire, who hosted the activities. Activities include bubble blowing, sharing ‘treasure boxes’ and sing-a-longs, with each activity carefully selected to ensure they are developmentally appropriate for all ages.  

Cliff Hutchings, home manager at Winchcombe Place, said: “At Winchcombe Place we love to be involved with the local community, and are always open to new ways of bringing everyone together.  

“Meaningful activity is an important part of the care we provide at Winchcombe Place, and this playgroup has been extra special as it includes three generations, and has given people who may be struggling with loneliness a forum in which to connect and talk about it. 

“It was wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of children and adults alike, and to see genuine friendships blossom between the residents and children. We look forward to welcoming the children back to the home throughout the project.”

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We provide a full range of care services for older people, including residential, nursing, short-term respite care and sensitive end of life care. We believe that living in a care home should be just as good as living in your own home – or better. Our home has a hair and beauty salon, coffee shop and cinema along with a library, vintage-themed lounge and an arts and crafts room, so residents can continue to enjoy the very best lifestyle.

Winchcombe Place
Maple Crescent
RG14 1LN (For sat nav, please use post code RG14 1LL)

0333 321 1923

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