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engagement

At the very heart of our ethos is an exceptional programme of inclusive engagement that ensures residents can enjoy a wide variety of opportunities to keep active and become involved.

We always aim to provide diverse activities that stimulate cognitive, physical and social well-being, with a view to providing enjoyment and giving a sense of purpose.

Our Relationship Centred Care approach builds on our engagement programme, enabling our teams to fully understand the needs of each person.  This also helps to build relationships and encourage independence.

Relationship Centred Care means that we tailor each person’s individual care needs and incorporate the meaningful relationships that contribute to holistic well-being.   We recognise that quality care only happens when there are strong relationships between everyone involved in the care of our residents, including relatives and our teams of care professionals.

Engagement programmes

We understand that one person’s hobbies or interests may be of no interest to another.   Residents also come from many walks of life or they require varying levels of care and support.  Our engagement programme therefore provides variety and choice, so that everyone can become involved with an activity they enjoy.

This could include our book club, baking and cookery groups, bridge clubs, Rummikub, gardening club, poetry reading, French conversation, tea dancing, League of Jewish Women’s coffee mornings to drama and music workshops to name a few.

 

Both of our homes have their own minibus and we regularly organise trips to the cinema, theatre, shopping, National Trust venues or a visit to the sea side.   

If a resident shows interest in a subject we don’t currently offer, we will always try to accommodate and incorporate this into our programme if we can.

The engagement programmes take place all over our homes, from within households or on the communal, sociable ground floor spaces.  If a resident is not feeling well and would prefer to stay in their room, we will always come to them and provide suitable engagement or simply to offer companionship.

partnerships

Our engagement programme is enriched by our collaborations with various music, art and drama institutions, such as the Ben Uri Gallery, Live Music Now! and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Our Playlist Co-ordinator also develops personalised music playlists which is a wonderful tool to aid reminiscence.

therapy services

We have one of the largest in-house therapy departments within a care home setting in the UK. The multi-disciplinary team comprises our physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a moving and handling advisor and dietitian. Find out more

our food

Good food is important, not only because we take our nutrition and hydration seriously but also because of the enjoyment that food can bring. Find out more

jewish traditions

Nightingale House and Hammerson House, Wohl Campus are Jewish homes, respecting everyone’s religious traditions, as well as those who consider themselves non-religious, cultural Jews. Find out more

180 years of care excellence

Our households are designed to provide outstanding residential and nursing care for people with high dependency needs, including dementia, palliative and end-of-life care but also for independent residents. Apply Now

I am very happy here. I have settled in, and I intend to stay.”

Hammerson House Resident

"I can’t think of anywhere better I could be. I feel this is very much my home.”

Nightingale House Resident

engagement

At the very heart of our ethos is our exceptional programme of engagement, that is inclusive, ensuring residents can enjoy a variety of things to and become actively involved. Find out more

jewish traditions

Nightingale House and Hammerson House, Wohl Campus are Jewish homes, respecting everyone’s religious traditions, as well as those who consider themselves non-religious, cultural Jews. Find out more

therapy services

We have one of the largest in-house therapy departments within a care home setting in the UK. The multi-disciplinary team comprises our physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a moving and handling advisor and dietitian. Find out more