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Oomph Session at Raleigh Court

The Hica Group: It's A Family Affair

We have lots of initiatives running that support our philosophy to ensure people get the most out of life by helping people to increase their physical mobility, improve their social interaction, develop their interests and enhance their mental stimulation. We have joined forces with Oomph Wellness, a social enterprise that specialises in making people happy - through fun, beneficial programmes, It is our aim to transform the quality of residents and the people who use our services and we will work with Oomph Wellness to develop these things further.

See the video on the left for a taste of what  Oomph is about.

Cutting Edge Dementia Design

The cutting edge dementia friendly design of The Lodge was recognised by the Open University when it was chosen to be a case study for students throughout the world who are taking a specialist dementia care course.
Students logging onto the Open University website can now watch five documentary-style videos each showing innovative dementia friendly design features of The Lodge, from residents' own apartments through to the dining rooms and lounges and the innovative Market Square and enclosed courtyard garden.

The videos demonstrate how design can play a positive role in the care and wellbeing of people with dementia. Staff ranging from care workers through to senior management are also featured on the videos, talking about the benefits that The Lodge's design brings to its 62 residents.