Somerset Care embrace life histories with Forget Me Not Book

Somerset Care and Forget Me Not Book are working together to enhance quality of life and service delivery by offering a new ‘Life History’ service, which involves creating a memory book.

The online memory book created at Forget Me Not Book allows the capture of personal, enlightening and fun stories or anecdotes which when combined with photos provides a rich insight into the life and character of a person. The content can then be printed into a beautiful book.

Jon Lale, Director of Forget Me Not Book said “We are very excited to be working with Somerset Care as they roll out the use of our website across their care homes, and look forward to working with both staff and families.

We didn’t coin the phrase ‘Person Centred Care’ but it quickly became evident that we had developed something that helped care homes deliver it. What’s been impressive about working with Somerset Care was how open minded they were and how hard they are working to integrate Forget Me Not Book into their processes.

It’s clear that Somerset Care are leaders in their field and we are confident our partnership will have a major impact on the well-being of those in care.”

If you want to create an online memory book for a loved one or even yourself visit www.forgetmenotbook.com or send them a tweet via Twitter @forgetmenotbook

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Critchill Court celebrate Dignity Action Day

On February 1st Somerset Care celebrated Dignity Action Day.

Dignity Action Day is a chance to raise awareness of the importance of dignity in care.

Critchill Court residential home in Frome celebrated with a Dignity Action Day party, full of activities for the residents, visitors and staff to enjoy. The residents made and decorated cupcakes, listened to a local musician and made bookings for the ‘wash and go’, a make shift car wash for zimmer frames and walking sticks.

As well as the fun activities Jess Symes, Critchill Court’s Dignity Champion and her mother made ribbons which they sold on the day. In total they raised £60 for their dignity fund, which is used to purchase items for the residents.

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Dignity in care

Somerset Care is supporting Dignity Action Day on 1st February.

Dignity Action Day is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign and its key partners to bring staff and members of the public together to make a difference to those in care. The campaign is supported by Dame Joan Bakewell, Dignity in Care Ambassador, who wrote the foreword to Somerset Centenarians.
Critchill Court, one of our residential homes in Frome, Somerset, is holding a tea dance, cake decorating and manicures and pedicures. On the Isle of Wight our subsidiary Isle Care has been chosen to represent residential care at an event to demonstrate how dignity is applied for Residential and Learning Disabilities Care.

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