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Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones and making special memories that will last a lifetime.
It’s a time for delicious food and drink, music, dancing and exciting festivities.

During the festive season, brighterkind homes will enjoy a busy social calendar, including a whole host of events and activities such as trips out, carol concerts, crafts and parties.

Here, are just a few examples of the types of activities our residents will look forward to in the build up to Christmas this year. 

 

 

Bringing the Community Together with our Pocket Gardens

As part of our Summer of Joy event, residents and team members in our brighterkind care homes are getting creative this summer and showing off their green fingers by making their very own ‘Pocket Gardens’.

Some of our homes paired up with their local garden centres to run competitions to inspire their community to create their very own pocket gardens. Photographs of pocket garden entries will be judged by the residents as well as horticulturalists from the garden centre. The lucky winners will each receive a £200 gift card to be able to continue their creativity.

the bright life - Summer 2021

A breath of fresh air...taking the magic outdoors!

This is the bright life, a quarterly magazine created for anyone considering residential care, who shares a passion for making the most of life as they get older.

In the pages that follow you will find an introduction to brighterkind, one of the best and most innovative residential care home companies in the UK. The magazine provides a whole host of articles and ideas that will be of interest to anyone who is  considering their care requirements either now or in the future.

Celebrating our hidden talents for Care Home Open Week

To mark Care Home Open Week, residents and team members at brighterkind care homes across the UK have been showcasing their many hidden talents.

From knitting to singing, painting to baking and everything in between – including making volcanoes erupt – the homes have enjoyed a week of performances, arts and crafts, learning new skills and lots of fun as part of their Magic Moments Club activities programme.

Top Tips [2]: How to fill in the Attendance Allowance form

Relax and read our top 10 tips for filling in the Attendance Allowance form

Do you need help with your day-to-day activities? Are you finding it hard to look after yourself? You might be eligible for Attendance Allowance. 

However, before we get into how you can best fill in the Attendance Allowance form, let’s have a look at what Attendance Allowance actually is.

What is Attendance Allowance?

Celebrating International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated throughout the world on 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It is held annually to mark the significant contributions that nurses make to society.

At brighterkind we are thankful to all of our nurses that help us deliver high quality care and help our residents enjoy every single day.

To help mark International Nurses Day, we want to shine the spotlight on some of the incredible work that just a few of our wonderful nurses do on a daily basis and why they love working in a brighterkind home:

5 Autumnal Facts

The time of year that Keats called the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, autumn is a season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights.

 

1. Why leaves turn brown in autumn

One of the most stunning signs of autumn is the turning of the leaves as  trees begin to prepare for winter.