Oomph!’s story is close to our heart, as we were the first care home to pioneer their services at our Rosevale home. Oomph! off er services to enhance the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults, through training key staff members to better understand their needs.

We’re currently trialling their latest offering in three of our homes - Eighton Lodge, Wellburn House and Grimston Court. Year on year, we invest a lot of time and money into our activity programmes within our homes, and the work we’ve collaborated on with Oomph! has been integral to some of this investment.

Working with providers such as Oomph!, ensures that we continue to provide our residents with the best possible quality of life. Introducing long term transformations in behaviours that leave people with more confidence, independence, and dignity – enabling them to live a life in full colour, is just one way of doing this.

Oomph! have now trained over 1500 staff, with 84% of those trained, noticing significant improvements in the mental stimulation and social interaction of their residents.

The principal behind their success, is to train as many members of staff as possible in each home, and then provide ongoing support, inspiration and education through their private online community and monthly support packs.

Each pack contains resources, templates, original activities and best practice examples to keep building on the skills developed in their courses. We’re already looking forward to seeing the results from this latest collaboration.

Helen Lawson