Ilford home get involved in Black History MonthResidents at Seabrooke Manor care home in Ilford, Essex, enjoyed celebrating Black History month. 

“We started the event by showing an exhibition of Windrush generation. One of our Residents, Mr Albert, was part of the Windrush generation and he recounted the story of that time on the Boat,” explained one member of the team.  

Some Colleagues and Residents dressed up in 1950s style outfits and others dressed in their Country of Origin costume. Musical instruments such as the drum and steel pans were played as part of the celebration. 

They had a variety of cultural food such as Jamaican Jerk chicken with rice and peas, as well as sweet potato pudding and Jollof rice. All colleagues and Residents had a wonderful time.

Residents enjoyed the fashion and playing with the drum and steel pan music the most. Silvia, who is a Resident at Seabrooke Manor, said, “I enjoyed all of it!”

Gladys Chibanda, Home Manager, commented, “It was nice hearing the Windrush History from one of our Residents as part of the Black History Celebration.”