Sandy Banks Welcomes OOMPH!

Homes within Venturi Health Care Group are constantly seeking new innovative ideas to ensure residents living with us have a fulfilled, happy life where they can enjoy the environment they now live in and call it home.

Sandy Banks Care Home have recently teamed up with an amazing company OOMPH! who are an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to enhancing the mental, physical and emotional well-being of older adults. It is hoped that our new venture with OOMPH! will support us in improving the quality of life we are able to provide to all our residents.

Dedicated and ambitious team members have been carefully selected to attend the OOMPH! training at the beginning of February 2017. This training will develop their skills as Activity Coordinators with particular emphasis on their abilities to provide a stimulating, active environment. Each month our Activity Coordinators will be supported via OOMPH to organise themed events both within the home and during day trips out. The team will be trained in providing exercise classes for residents to support them with their mobility and well-being and be given the tools required to encourage reminiscence about past times in residents lives.

Further to this, OOMPH! offer a minibus service to Cumbric Care homes and this will be utilised on a monthly basis for day trips out to places of the residents choosing.

We are really looking forward to seeing the positive impact the relationship with OOMPH! will have throughout the Venturi Health Care Homes, if you would like further information on this please feel free to contact the Registered Manager.