Santa’s Little Helpers Bring Joy to Residents’ Christmas
Staff at Lawson House Extra Care Housing Scheme in Larkfield ensured their residents had a Christmas to remember, as they delivered Christmas spirit with a personal touch.
Committed to making Christmas Day and Boxing Day special for residents, staff of the Martin Square scheme went all out to bring a bit of festive cheer, dressing up as Christmas characters and providing a waitress service.
“Christmas can be a lonely time for some people,” says Tracy Welfare, Domiciliary Care Supervisor at Lawson House, “not everyone finds it an enjoyable time, so if we can bring a smile to their faces, it makes it all worthwhile. We always go all out with the outfits, bells on shoes, lots of glitter and silly hats, it makes the residents laugh so it is absolutely worth it.
“I worked on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day,” continues Tracy, “We set up the tables to be one big table so everyone could socialise and everyone enjoys a traditional turkey lunch, with a few tipples, of course. My family always come in and help out, my husband serving drinks and my daughter helping me to take the meals to the residents, we have our Christmas celebration on the 28th.
“When doing the rota, we try to make sure staff get some time off to spend with their families and that they are not working both days, but for those of us that are here, it’s all about bringing some Christmas cheer. Some families come in and join us for Christmas too, which is lovely, and provides a brilliant community atmosphere.”