Our residents love receiving visitors to the home. One of the highlights of the week is a local child minding group from Kings Norton who come in with their pre-school children. Armed with lego and jigsaws, plus their favourite stories, the children come to our care home and spend time with what has become an extended family of grandparents.
University and college students regularly come to Redhill Court for work experience. Our residents value seeing such fresh faces! Birmingham City University’s student paramedics often come to the home as part of their studies. One of these students liked it so much; she has stayed on with us as a part-time care assistant while she is doing her studies.
The Travelling Theatre in Birmingham also comes to Redhill Court to stage special performances for our residents. Their next production will be Half a Sixpence.
Our residents also love trips out to places like the Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and The Nature Centre in Birmingham. At The Alexandra Theatre in Redditch, they are welcomed along for dementia-friendly performances, which are also wheelchair accessible.
Staff at our local pub, the Man on the Moon in Kings Norton, are amazing with our residents, treating them as individuals. For our residents who live with dementia and require soft modified food, they are happy to oblige. Or if someone needs a very small portion of a big pub lunch, they cater to our every need.
A short drive from the home is Sanctuary Care’s Castlecroft Residential Care Home. The residents love it when we take them to Castlecroft for ploughman’s lunches. We also return the favour with afternoon tea.