Drayton care home gets in the Caribbean spirit

Brooklands Care home in Drayton really got into the Caribbean spirit for a special 'holiday' at home.

In a week themed around the HMS Brooklands Eastern Caribbean Cruise, those in the home on Costessey Lane, enjoyed fun activities, with staff staging a mock cruise for the residents, ending the week with a Caribbean Cabaret.

Lorraine Holmes, a team leader at the home said: 'Some of the residents haven't had a holiday in years, and they were so interested whenever we talked about ours.

'We thought of the idea of a cruise and it was resounding success, and events like these are very important. You don't want the residents to lose touch with the outside world and it's great to show them the culture of others.'

The home was decorated, with the staff also dressing up.

Passports were even given out, with authentic dishes served, and those in the home got dressed up as royalty with the staff voting for the best king and queen, won by Peter Kerry and Edwina Bull.

Julia Chapman-Wright, care home manager, said: 'It was lovely to see the residents getting in the mood, singing, dancing and enjoying themselves as much as they did. What a shame it had to end.'

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