Close-knit community lends a hand at Cringleford care home

The Norwich All Saints Women's Institute with Cavell Court residents. Picture: Victoria Bishop

The Norwich All Saints Women's Institute with Cavell Court residents. Picture: Victoria Bishop - Credit: Victoria Bishop

A care home in Cringleford was joined by the Norwich All Saints Women's Institute as they shared their knitted creations with residents.

Cavell Court care home, on Dragonfly Lane were visited by the women's organisation when they donated sensory bands or 'twiddlemuffs' to support residents living with dementia.

A sensory band is a pocket or glove that has attachments added to it for tactile stimulation.

Samantha Woods, customer relations manager at Cavell Court, said: 'We're thrilled that the Norwich All Saints WI took the time to knit the residents these sensory bands. The bands have proven benefits for older people, especially those living with dementia, as they help to calm and distract if an older person is feeling anxious.'

Emily Players from Norwich All Saints WI added: 'We really enjoyed knitting them and hope that they will bring much joy to the residents that use them.'