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Puppet Therapy At Cramlington House

Recently, The Puppet Show came to visit residents and staff at Cramlington House. It went down extremely well with everyone, emphasising the important role puppet therapy plays in residential and dementia care.

Puppetry is an art and bringing this into the daily lives of residents helps to stimulate their minds, and engagement with staff, the puppet performer and other residents. It focuses on social and communicative skills, with residents interacting better and becoming more sociable when the puppets were performing.

They really did make a difference to those residents involved in the session, creating a calm and relaxed environment and bringing smiles and laughter to the faces of both male and female residents. Even non-verbal residents benefited from the show, encouraging them to communicate with facial movement or sound.

As you can see from the video, it really was an amazing session for the residents who were very receptive to the puppets and the atmosphere they created.

We cannot wait for The Puppet Show to come again!

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."