A new on-demand service designed to get care home residents stretching, singing and socialising has launched.
Social enterprise Oomph! has partnered with Sport England, Arthritis Action and Boccia England on the holistic lifestyle and exercise service that has already gone live in more than 200 UK ‘early adopter’ care homes.
Oomph! On Demand’s launch offering includes:
Sports sessions such as slipper soccer and seated volleyball, designed with national sports bodies, including Volleyball England, Boccia UK and the English Cricket Board;
Exercise activities adapted for different health conditions with experts from Arthritis Action and the University of Exeter;
Language lessons with Lingo Flamingo, an expert organisation who make language learning accessible for all and improve the lives of those living with dementia; and
A newly commissioned comedy performance about Henry VIII; and
Singalongs, music therapy sessions, drama workshops, virtual tours of stunning landscapes, cookery inspiration and how to craft activities; and
The service will also increase the audience for nature workshops developed previously with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
Professor Martin Green OBE, CEO of Care England said: “Care England is delighted to support Oomph! on Demand. This great new platform is really innovative and it is also well tailored to life during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that activities and exercise are so important for all and it’s exciting to have a means to bring such energy to all care homes up and down the country.”
Oomph! on Demand is available to care homes for unlimited use at £95/month. Discounts are available to members of the National Care Forum and Care England.