Did you know that in a recent survey 60% of people said that they had never had a wish come true? At brighterkind we want to put this right with our Wishing Wells programme.
The idea is simple: our residents and their families reveal what their personal wish might be, and we then do our very best to make it come true. The Wishing Wells programme enriches the lives of people in our care, enabling them to feel valued and special.
Naturally, it’s open to everyone. Where could a wish take you? Performing on stage or discovering a skill; revisiting a treasured place; learning to use computers or even taking to the skies in a hot air balloon – Wishing Wells certainly get people thinking creatively. For some, it encourages them to look back over their life, perhaps reminding them of a happy experience they would like to repeat. For others, maybe there’s a lifelong wish that’s never quite happened,or indeed an all-new experience they rather fancy trying. Luckily, we love a challenge!
How can family members and friends get involved?
We welcome ideas from all residents, family members and friends.Just have a chat with a member of the home team, and they’ll do their very best make a wish come true.
A wish to see dolphins
Highlands care home in Jersey, are always looking for ways to give our residents experiences they will always remember. They took a trip out into the English Channel to try and spot dolphins and fulfil the wishes of two of our residents, Brian and Anthony, to have a trip in a speedboat. Jersey company, Wet Wheels helped us make these dreams a reality. We are so lucky that not only did Brian and Anthony have a fantastic day out doing something they had always wanted to do.
A wish to be the star of a show
Molly, resident at Lawton Manor in Stoke on Trent, had a wish to star in a show. The home put on a production of 'The Sound of Music' and Molly had a staring role as one of the Nuns.
A wish to see a Land Rover Series 3 again
Resident Jack from Kingsmills in Inverness, wished to see a Land Rover Series 3 again. He used to own one himself many years ago, and the car was called Lenny. Since September, the Activities team have been on the lookout for this very car, searching everywhere in Inverness, but it started to prove very difficult as they had no luck in finding one. However last week, team member Chris, saw an advertisement online for a Land Rover Series 3 for sale, and without hesitation they got in contact with the lady selling the car. The look on his face is just wonderful ...
A photography experience wish
Resident, Adele from Sutton Valence in Kent, wished for a Wildlife photography experience. Adele is an enthusiastic photographer and has always wanted to spend time with a professional photographer learning to take pictures of wildlife. The team at Sutton Valence contacted well-known Wildlife photographer Simon King, his team got back to them almost immediately saying that Simon was interested in helping out. It took a few months to plan but Adele and two brighterkind team members went to Frome to stay overnight in a hotel so they could be up bright and early to spend the day with Simon King at Longleat Safari Park on the Monday! Adele had a wonderful time.
Call us today on 0330 660 9997 to arrange a visit to one of our care homes.