Residents from Hambleton Grange care home in Thirsk went on a trip under the sea last week, when they visited the Sea Life Sanctuary in Scarborough.
The trip was booked after several residents proposed the idea during Hambleton Grange’s Social Committee Meeting where residents set the activities and trips they would like arranging during the upcoming month. The suggestion was a firm favourite for several residents and there ended up being 10 residents who wanted to go.
Natalie Ravenscroft, Regional Activities Executive for Ideal Carehomes, accompanied the residents on the trip. She said, “What a great day the residents had at the Sea Life Sanctuary. The best bit had to be going through the tunnel where you could see the fish swimming over your head – everyone loved it and didn’t want to come out! We had a lovely lunch and all too quickly it was time to come home, I can’t wait to see where the residents at Hambleton Grange want to go next.”
Ideal Carehomes, which operates Hambleton Grange, is revolutionising residential care by ensuring all staff are including activities within their daily routine for residents and that trips, suggested by the residents, are always on the menu.
Hambleton Grange provides residential and dementia care for 50 residents and is committed to offering them aspirational lifestyle choices. Breaking down the pre-conceived perceptions of care home life, their residents enjoy an active social environment with events, trips and daily activities on offer.
Hambleton Grange resident, Ben Chapman, enjoys the tunnel at the Sea Life Sanctuary