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Making Shapes with Salt Dough

West Farm have been hands on today in making lots of wonderful shapes out of salt dough. Using their creative and practical skills, they’ve produced some excellent creations including stars, circles and even snakes!

Sarah Avery, Our Wellbeing Champion at West Farm, said: “Making shapes out of salt dough is a fabulous activity for our residents that provides a wide range of wellbeing benefits.

“For example, it’s great for emotional wellbeing because it boosts mood and residents are very relaxed, although focused on the task at hand. Socially, it encourages residents to interact, co-operate with one another and discuss their designs among one another.

“Physically, it provides some excellent benefits as it really works fine motor skills which are vital to remaining independent. For example, fine motor skills are key to buttoning up a shirt or blouse, tying shoelaces, or eating with a knife and fork.

“The engagement of the residents was fantastic, and it was great to see them enjoy the salt dough shape making afternoon with happy and relaxed moods and some lovely handiwork!”

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."