Lockdown simply cannot put a damper on spirituality for religious Residents at HC-One’s Elstree Court care home in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
Due to the current circumstances the home’s regular bible study group has unfortunately been cancelled. However, Residents are still finding a way to maintain their religious study through one-to-one sessions with fellow Resident, David.
David used to enjoy leading the group and since lockdown has been holding socially distanced services at the home for the Residents who follow religion. Together, they read the daily bread and verses related to the topic of the day.
After the service, the group held a short discussion about the meaning of the passage and David made a worksheet of questions related to their chat. Residents were able to take these questions away with them to think about and later discuss with David in their own spiritual one-to-one session.
David is looking forward to planning more sessions with the Residents and is excited to see the end of lockdown so that they can resume their bible study group in a more social setting.
Elstree Court Home Manager, Yolanda De Castro, commented: “It’s important, especially during these difficult times, that the Residents feel valued and have a sense of belonging and inclusion.”