OOMPH! is mak­ing peo­ple happy at Pil­ton House

Western Morning News (Saturday) - - Business Guide -

Look­ing ahead to Christ­mas and the New Year be­yond, staff at Pil­ton House are re­flect­ing on 2017.

They have con­tin­ued ren­o­va­tion plans through­out the build­ing, wel­comed new res­i­dents and new staff and ex­panded the ac­tiv­i­ties team.

Part of this has been un­der­tak­ing the OOMPH! Well­be­ing pro­gramme this au­tumn. OOMPH! Stands for Our Or­gan­i­sa­tion Makes Peo­ple Happy and they are proud a num­ber of staff are now trained in a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties, per­son-cen­tred goal plan­ning and in de­liv­er­ing phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties and per­son­alised pro­grammes.

Along with this, the per­son­al­i­sa­tion project con­tin­ues, with life sto­ries, mem­ory boxes and rem­i­nis­cence. The team of trained and ex­pe­ri­enced staff are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that all who come to Pil­ton House are sup­ported with re­spect and dig­nity.

The in­di­vid­u­als choices, wants and wishes are at the heart of the care pro­vided. All staff re­ceive spe­cial­ist de­men­tia care train­ing and are cham­pi­ons for those who re­quire their sup­port. The team show com­mit­ment, com­pas­sion and hard work.

This year they have been work­ing with other groups within the com­mu­nity in­clud­ing Path­fields Schools, Pil­ton Blue Coats, the Princes Trust, PLUSS, the North­ern Devon Health­care Trust and stu­dents from Petroc Col­lege.

Re­mem­brance day was com­mem­o­rated this year by res­i­dents and the ac­tiv­i­ties team who worked to­gether for weeks to make 100 pop­pies to cas­cade down the front of the home. It was a beau­ti­ful dis­play and very poignant for so many of us.

Pil­ton House is a reg­is­tered char­ity and they would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank all of their sup­port­ers through­out the year and wish you all a very happy Christ­mas.

If you would be in­ter­ested in join­ing in 2019 as a vol­un­teer, a mem­ber of the fundrais­ing group or as a trustee, get in touch with Pil­ton House.

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