Rose Court care home take part in arts and crafts with local communityResidents at Rose Court care home, in Radcliffe, have been creating pictures to be sold at the local homeware store to raise money for charity. 

After speaking to Jolene, the Champion at the local Dunelm store, Colleagues at the 87-bed residential, nursing and dementia care home asked Residents if they would like to be involved in making some artwork for the wall in the cafĂ© area at the local Dunelm store, which will then be sold to charity. 

There was a great uptake from Residents at the home, including Marai, Jimmy, Vera and Ann, who made pouring-acrylic-paint canvas pictures, which were great fun! After pouring the paint Residents then moved the canvas up and down, and side to side, to make the paint run. During this time, there’s a bit of a brainstorm for Residents and Colleagues to ‘Say what you see’ in the paint on the canvas. Some saw dragons, witches, birds, fish and clowns, which was very enjoyable to see how everyone interpreted something different. 

Dunelm will be displaying the pictures and selling them for a small donation of £2 towards the Dunelm chosen charity ‘Mind’. 

Allison Porter, Wellbeing Coordinator, commented, “This is a fabulous way for people living with dementia to express their flare in art. Their picture has no wrong or right, as its self-expressed.”
“It is nice for our Residents to work alongside a local business. Thank you to all who have bought the pictures so far.”