Windle Court care team hops on Dementia Virtual Tour bus


Windle Court residential care home located in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, has been working in partnership with Holy Trinity Church South Woodham Ferrers, in the run up to the launch of their new dementia-friendly church service which starts in September this year.

As part of the preparation for the new service, especially organised to be suitable for those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, the local South Woodham Ferrers church hosted a dementia training session; Training2Care’s Virtual Dementia Tour, a research based immersive learning experience created for people to gain an insight into the effects of dementia – all on a specially kitted-out bus!

South Woodham’s Holy Trinity Church kindly invited staff at Windle Court care home, a residential care home with 76 bedrooms specialising in 24-hour dementia care for its residents, to join them for the innovative training session.

Runwood Homes Senior Living provides regular training for staff and Runwood’s professional care teams are keen to expand on their knowledge, open to new ways of learning such as this fantastic interactive method, resulting in gaining further understanding as to how dementia can affect senses and perception. Windle Court care home staff commented that it was the ‘best training ever’, ‘it was amazing’ and another member of the South Woodham care home team commented that they’d experienced ‘a lightbulb moment’. Mulberry Court in Luton were also visited by the Training2Care Dementia Virtual Tour; read the article here.

Windle Court residential care home in South Woodham Ferrers, close to Chelmsford, would like to say a huge thank you to Holy Trinity Church and Training2Care for the partnership and experience and look forward to taking residents along to the new service on a regular basis.

Runwood Homes Senior Living strives to provide a safe and secure environment for those living with dementia. Treating our residents with a true sense of dignity and wellbeing is at the forefront of our professional care practises.

To contact Windle Court residential care home please call 01245 425980 or email windle.court@runwoodhomes.co.uk. To find out more about Windle Court, click here to visit the Windle Court web page.


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