Puss is top cat for Malvern care centre residents


welland house careResidents at a Malvern care home have been enjoying the adventures of the coolest cat in the land as a professional pantomime was put on as part of their Christmas entertainment.


Legendary tale Puss in Boots was performed for dozens of residents and their families at Welland House Care Centre.


Staff, who put together a year-round programme of events for residents, organised the show with a specialist company who regularly visit care homes to entertain residents. The pantomime followed a hugely successful performance of Mother Goose last year.


The play was followed by a Christmas party with singing and dancing at the care home which is in Lime Grove, Welland.


Welland House Care Centre manager Jeanette Bedford said: “Our residents all enjoyed what was a fantastic show along with their family and friends.


“They had such a lovely time with Mother Goose last year that we thought it would be a great idea to organise a performance of Puss in Boots. It was the right decision because everyone had a whale of a time, joining in with the audience participation and, of course, calling out ‘he’s behind you’.


“After the show, our staff laid on a buffet for residents and their families and we held a raffle. All the proceeds have gone to the residents’ fund for the outings and trips we’d like to take them on next year.”


Welland House is registered with the Care Quality Commission for 51 residents and takes private residents as well as those referred by local authorities. All its nurses are fully qualified and they employ a total of 53 staff.


Last year Welland House Care Centre, which is owned by the Redwood Healthcare group, underwent a £25,000 refurbishment which saw the overhaul of 13 bedrooms, new-look communal areas and an investment into specialist technology.


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