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In the name of bringing joy

Lockdown has been difficult on everyone and especially for those in our care homes who have had limited time with their family and friends throughout the last year.

Lady Dane Farmhouse night staff worker Amanda Pilcher has gone above and beyond for the residents in the home by crafting them personalised door plaques with their favourite things on them such as sweets and cakes after she had noticed some of the residents were feeling a little down during this current lockdown.

Amanda said: “Over their time at Lady Dane I’ve made sure I know what they like and dislike and thought I could bring them a bit of joy.”

Amanda has always been a keen crafter and does it in her spare time to relax and thought it would be a great way to add some colour into the residents’ lives. She added: “Oh the reaction of some of the residents was so worth the hours it takes to make them, they were overjoyed and so appreciative and it brought a big smile to their faces which made me happy.”

Amanda is continuing to make some amazing crafts for the residents and is currently working on hangings to go above the residents’ beds. Her aim has been to bring a bit of sunshine into their home and she has definitely done so, with many of the staff even commenting on how they have brightened up the home.

Registered Home Manager at Lady Dane, Leanne Anslow said: “I think what Amanda has done is incredible, so much thought and detail has gone into these to personalise them for each individual. It’s certainly brightened up the home at what has been a very long and difficult time for all during the last year!”

Amanda is testament to the amazing workers we have at Strode, at such hard times for everyone we are blown away by this level of care and support our residents have received by all staff.

Door signs for residents at Lady Dane Farmhouse - bringing joy through lockdown
Door signs for residents at Lady Dane Farmhouse