Oaklands Lifestyle Coordinator nominated for Great British Care Award

Posted on 15 November 2022

We are so proud that Mandy, our Lifestyle Coordinatior, has been shortlisted for The South-East Region of the Great British Care Awards for The Care Home Activities Organiser Award!

Many of you will know and love Mandy, as she’s a very inspirational member of our team. She was recently invited to the judging day interview where she was able to share all about her amazing initiatives at Oaklands, including our residents’ favourite, ‘Oaklands Air’.

This inclusive armchair travel experience brings much joy to our residents, as they can explore new places across the world for the first time. Mandy makes it really memorable with special passports, first-class boarding passes, themed decorations and props, as well as music and delicious themed food. It’s also great reminiscence therapy, as we’ve had some lovely voyages recently, to Singapore and Africa, where residents and staff have been able to share their first-hand experiences.

Mandy is always keen to learn new things and earlier this year passed her level 2 Seated Dance and Exercise Leader exam and was marked as outstanding in every category! She regularly puts her talents to good use, by organising weekly exercise classes to motivate the residents, as well as dog therapy sessions to enhance their well-being.

Mandy is very highly regarded in the care community and Oaklands’ Manager, Nicola has said: “The Oaklands Family are so proud of everything that Mandy has done since being in post, and we are so excited to share her brilliance with the nation.

I feel she deserves to win, however, as her manager it is an honour to see her recognised regardless of the result!”

Please join us in saying a huge congratulations to Mandy, next time you see her!

For more information about the person-centred care activities provided at Oaklands, please contact our dedicated team on 02380 845759 or email info@oaklandsresthome.co.uk