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Live Entertainment: One to One Interaction

Our residents each have their own specific and unique care needs. Live entertainment plays a key role in their care, within a group setting but also, for some of our residents, a one-to-one session. Although many residents really do benefit from a group environment, we also have residents whose needs are better met when they’re alone and just with a carer, the singer and perhaps a family member or friend.

As such, we often organise for live singers to entertain and interact with residents within the privacy of their own bedroom. This is a great activity for residents who feel particularly anxious or overwhelmed. The singing session relaxes them and provides a safe haven for them to come out of their shell and (which is really important) interact with the singer, developing a good bond with them as they are treated to songs they’re familiar with and enjoy. So much so, by the end of the sessions, residents are joining in, laughing, smiling and having fun and that’s what it’s all about!

One singer in particular, Anita, has had such a positive impact on one of our gentleman residents, Alan, and formed a strong bond with him that she now comes to visit him in her own time and they sit and sing together and play the guitar, something which he loves as he used to play in a band in his younger days.

For more information about our specialised care activities such as the one to one singing sessions, please contact the wellbeing team on


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."