The current need to isolate and restrict visitors to our homes has made it even more important to ensure our residents have daily engagement. In addition we are encouraging communications between residents and their loved ones through whichever medium they prefer. Skype seems popular and at Melbourne House a booking system is in place so we can facilitate the communication, whereas at Alexandra House Matt is coming in on Saturdays to ensure a time slot for friends and family who cant make week days. The telephone is popular too!

Extra emphasis is placed on games and quizzes as we know these are stimulating and accessible for most of our residents.

A very worthwhile activity at Melbourne House as been making bird feeders, with the imminence of spring these are now generating a lot of bird activity, which is great for residents to be able to watch from their lounges.