The team at Ogilvy Court believes in supporting residents to be independent, engaged, and to make choices about their life.
We know that when your loved one is doing the things they enjoy, in a setting where they feel cared for, they will be happy and fulfilled. This approach is at the heart of everything we do at Ogilvy Court. We get to know every person we care for, learning about their individual interests and abilities so we can help them to celebrate their individuality and enjoy whatever brings them meaning.
A choice of activities
We encourage each person to carry out everyday tasks around the home, if that's something that they find rewarding. They can also take part in our regular activities, such as arts and crafts, reminiscence, cooking, gardening and music. Of course, with COVID, some of the activities may look a little different and all are socially distanced, but we’ve been able to work to run favourite things to do, and even think up some new ones.
Meal times are always a sociable experience at Ogilvy Court. Our chef-led catering team knows residents' preferences and dietary needs, and creates modified meals if residents need a soft or fortified diet, or a diabetic diet. The chef is always checking with everyone to see if they're enjoying the meals and how things can be improved, and the team supports our lifestyle coordinators with food-themed activities, including making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
A part of the community
Our location makes it easy for us to travel to London's tourist attractions and shopping streets, and to places of interest on the outskirts of the city too. Some of the fun days out that we organise include trips to Windsor Castle, the London Eye and different museums.
To help residents stay involved in community life, we maintain great links with local groups, schools and organisations. We have ties with charities like Age UK and Groundwork, which has worked with residents on gardening projects. We give everyone the chance to take part in community events, whether by inviting people into the home or taking residents out.
During COVID, we’ve been able to continue these relationships as well as build new ones, using technology such as tablets as well as traditional methods to keep in touch with loved ones. We’ve even made some new friends in our wonderful community who have supported us during this time.