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Celebrating Autumn with Handmade Centre Pieces


Autumn has well and truly arrived at Holywell House! Residents have carefully crafted Autumn-themed centre pieces to decorate the home’s communal dining spaces. With each piece, there’s a touch of individual personality and a collective celebration of the season, making every mealtime at Holywell House a special Autumnal experience.

Engaging in arts and crafts activities like this provides a wide range of benefits to the health and wellbeing of our residents and is particularly beneficial for stimulating cognitive function. It keeps the mind active, sparks creativity, and can slow the progression of cognitive disorders.

The social aspect of an activity like this also helps to fosters social connections, reduces feelings of isolation, and boosts overall mood and self-esteem.

The manager at Holywell House, Julie McMurrough said: “What a wonderful time we’ve had creating some excellent autumnal art. Residents really engaged with this activity and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Activities like these not only bring out their creative sides but also offer therapeutic benefits that lift their spirits and enhance their overall wellbeing. It’s moments like these that highlight what care is truly about, it was a great afternoon.”

What people are saying

  • "I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."

  • "Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."

  • "From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "

  • "This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "

  • "All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."