What a wonderful night we all enjoyed this week – staff, residents, relatives and friends!
Working with Big Comedy UK, we organised a comedy bingo evening over Zoom where we invited families to join residents and staff to take part in a bit of comedy bingo and it went down brilliantly! Everyone enjoyed seeing each other, it was lovely to see the smiles, hear the laughter and get everyone together during a time where we’re forced to stay apart to protect our health.
Big Comedy UK were phenomenal. They advised on prizes, provided the P.A system, bingo cards, an amazing comedy caller, the traditional bingo machine – everything, even down to the dibbers used to mark the cards!
Two lines were played by residents, staff and their families with the prizes being a tin of celebrations. The full house was a food hamper for each line and family members won, which were delivered to their homes following the night.
Lucy Craig, our managing director, said: “It was great to be involved in our game of comedy bingo over Zoom. Everyone really got into it and enjoyed it, especially our residents! It was lovely to see everyone and get together at this difficult time. We might be physically separate, but technology can unite us whenever we want. Thank you to everyone who took part – such a fabulous evening!”
Following the bingo session, local singer Alfie Dobson sang a few Christmas songs from the car park to round off a very merry night, which was enjoyed by all.
"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."