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Encore Care Homes has announced the launch of a partnership with Oomph! at its three homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Fareham.

The programme will see Encore residents and staff take part in a variety of sport, music, relaxation and nature workshops designed to improve residents’ health and wellbeing. Oomph! will also provide in-house training and support to help Encore staff develop a person-centred programme for residents.

Izzy Nicholls, operations and quality director of Encore Care Homes, said: “We are very much looking forward to starting the Oomph! programme across all three of our homes. Oomph! makes sure that everyone who wants to be involved stays active at a level that they’re comfortable with, whilst having some fun.

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“Not only is Oomph! a brilliant experience for our residents, but it’s also going to be extremely beneficial for our staff across the three homes. It will give our team the chance to review their work and improve their activity skills, which they can put to use in the future.”

Ben Allen, chief executive of Oomph!, added: “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the team at Encore. It is a privilege to be a key partner and an integral part of the organisation’s activity provision. We share the same values and drive for innovation and are delighted to be adding additional fun and engagement to resident’s activities.”

Residential, nursing and dementia care home provider Encore announced the launch of its Breath of Fresh Air initiative in April (see Encore launches Breath of Fresh Air initiative).

The provider grabbed national attention earlier this year after staging a pole dancing performance for residents (see Care home challenges stereotypes with pole dance routine).

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