Kettering care home residents celebrate the return of live entertainment

Resident Maurice said 'it feels like another step on the road back to normality'

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 11:30 am
Live entertainment has returned to Elm Bank Care Home in Kettering

There were smiles all round at Elm Bank Care Home in Kettering as live entertainers were allowed to perform in the garden once again.

Fiona Harrison performed 'We’ll Meet Again' for staff and residents who enjoyed the show.

Just like the rest of the country, Government guidelines for care homes are starting to relax and performers can now entertain residents again safely in outdoor spaces.

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Residents at Elm Bank Care Home in Kettering enjoying the return of live entertainment

Jessica Pateman, general manager at Elm Bank Care Home, said: “It is great to be able to open up our gardens again and have some live entertainment for our residents.

"We have really missed being able to welcome performers into our home during lockdown, although we’ve had lots of virtual concerts, quizzes and talks.

"It’s lovely to be able to host events in the garden again now that lockdown is easing and the weather is getting warmer.”

Maurice, a resident at Elm Bank Care Home, said: “Staff here have been brilliant throughout lockdown putting on all kind of different events to keep us entertained, we have been very

well looked after but it is lovely to have some live entertainment again.

"It feels like another step on the road back to normality.”

The care home's varied life enrichment programme helps keep residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.

Elm Bank Care Home in Northampton Road, Kettering, is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals.

Elm Bank Care Home provides residential and respite care.

Call 01536 313 520 if you are looking for care or need any further help.