Churchfields residents get a kick out of visit from London Premiership football team!

There has been quite a lot of excitement at Churchfields lately as we have recently received a visit from premiership football team charity, the West Ham United Foundation!

The West Ham United Foundation were invited to our home to provide a workout session and game of zimmer frame football for our elderly residents.

In collaboration with the Askew Griffin Group, which provides sport and health educational programmes at a community level, the West Ham United Foundation spent the morning with us providing seated exercise classes and activities to promote movement and wellbeing. 

Warren Askew, Director of the Askew Griffin Group, said:

“It was great to see the engagement and enjoyment from staff members and residents alike at Churchfields when we visited them. We know that engaging and providing varied activities make such a huge difference to a care home resident’s day.

Here at the Askew Griffin Group, we’re really pleased to be able to involve people of all ages and abilities in our community based-activities, especially care home residents where we can help tackle some of the key issues in society, such as social isolation and inactivity.”

Warren’s team at the Askew Griffin Group and West Ham United Foundation are working on engaging with more care residents and delivering the training for their sessions around the country, so that more people and communities can benefit.

Karen Woolford, Activities Coordinator at Churchfields Care Home, said:

Our residents love any interaction with the outside world, it helps them with their minds and their bodies, keeps their spirits up, and helps with their daily life. The West Ham members were all so lovely with our residents too. It was a joy to watch.

“We have a majority of female residents, and the ladies were very excited to have some young men in the building!”


Karen’s role is centred around enriching the lives of her residents here at Churchfields. Previously, she has organised horse riding events, swimming sessions, and at the moment, we’ve just hatched our own ducklings!

Karen continued:

Our residents are really keen on their fitness, we do exercise classes and yoga, but to have someone come specifically for them, and talk about the likes of the England game – it makes a huge difference. It connects them with the outside world.

“After two years of being quite isolated, it really is great that we can have events and activities like this. It makes my job a dream!” 

The fitness session included hand and arm exercises for dexterity, a mobility-friendly kick around and lots of belly laughter! 

Robert Adams alongside business partner Renos Sideras, who has been working in care for more than 30 years, acquired Churchfields Care Home earlier this year.

Robert said:

We are entirely committed to enriching and improving the lives of elderly care home residents, and know that exercise and engagement is a huge part of this. 

“We know that the lovely residents at Churchfields had a great afternoon of football, and fun, and all finished the day with smiles on their faces, and we can’t wish for any better than that.” 

We’re pleased to still be welcoming new residents for both respite and long-term care. We’re also on the lookout for new care workers to join our CQC outstanding team!

To find out more, call us on 01865 881440 or visit www.churchfieldscarehome.co.uk.

 

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