The residents of 11 Sheffield Care Homes within the Sheffcare group have come together to have a jolly Christmas knees up – proving that you don’t have to be young to have a merry good time.
The first of the annual events was held at Colley Working Men’s Club where residents got into the festive mood by wearing Santa hats and enjoying seasonal music and entertainment, and enjoyed a traditional dinner.
The party is one of the few times of the year Sheffcare residents from across the city get the chance to all meet up together and enjoy a traditional knees up.
All of the residents agree this year’s was one of the best celebrations yet.
Sheffcare will be holding a further Christmas event today, which will be a traditional carol service, taking place at Sheffield Cathedral at 1400 hours. Councillor John Campbell, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, is scheduled to be among the guests in attendance.
CCH Says: This is a delightful and excellent example of an organisation that unites the residents of 11 of its homes, to enable residents to socialise with a wider group of people in an external setting. This is an excellent model of care home practice for other care home groups to consider adopting, especially during holiday seasons.
The Eleven Care Homes include (in alphabetical order):
- 1. Burnt Tree Croft Care Home – Netherthorpe, S3 7JY
- 2. Castelayn Care Home – Gleadless, S14 1ST
- 3. Cotleigh Care Home – Hackenthorpe S12 4JB
- 4. Deerlands Care Home – Parsons Cross
- 5. Grange Crescent Care Home – Sharrow
- 6. Hawkhills Care Home – Stannington
- 7. Housteads Care Home – Handsworth S13 8HX
- 8. Knowle Hill Care Home – Halfway
- 9. Midhurst Road Care Home – Foxhill S6 1EY
- 10. Paddock Hill Care Home – Gleadless S2 2BT
- 11. Springwood Care Home – Shirecliffe S5 8TN