The team at Home Meadow residential home in Toft, Cambridgeshire, is calling upon its local community support a fundraising effort to bring high-tech sensory equipment into the home.
The home provides dedicated residential care for up to 49 people with a range of needs, including sensory impairments and dementia. They are looking to raise £3000 to purchase a Digital Rainbow Virtual Table, which will offer an additional form of stimulation and engagement as part of the home’s varied activities programme.
The interactive table contains touch-screen interactive apps, games, quizzes and activities, plus immersive experiences such as dancing, music videos and virtual darts or bowling.
The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is aiming to raise enough money to purchase the large freestanding tablet-style device.
Home Manager Laura Adams explains, “Many of our residents face challenges every day, so we are always looking at new and effective ways to support their wellbeing and ensure they are happy. In the current challenging climate, it’s even more important for us to be innovative with our activities and entertainment plans.”
“We’re now looking at ways we can raise the money we need for an interactive Digital Rainbow Virtual Table so we would be incredibly grateful for any donations, no matter how small, to support our overall fundraising initiative to reach £3,000.”
Debbie Marlow, Home Meadow’s activities coordinator added, “The Digital Rainbow Virtual table will enhance both residents’ mental and physical wellbeing, particularly those who may have become isolated not only by their illness but also with the lockdown. Not being able to cuddle their relatives has had a real impact and so we are looking for ways to fill that gap until things ‘get back to normal’. We have some lovely characters here and want to continue enriching their lives as much as we can.”
Anyone wishing to donate to the home’s fundraising efforts should contact Debbie Marlow at the home on 01223 263282, or visit Home Meadow’s JustGiving fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/debbie-marlow