Oxfordshire homes got into the spirit of OSJCT’s Trust-wide ‘I Can’t Believe It’s a Care Home’ competition and have been challenging perceptions by showcasing the unexpected activities their residents like to do.

In Banbury, residents of Larkrise Care Centre enjoyed an afternoon of glamour, awards and fun at a special Oscars ceremony. After a pamper morning with make-up and hair styling residents got dressed up in their finest frocks and suits before making their way down the red carpet to the awards ceremony. They were entertained by a singer and then enjoyed some delicious canapes cooked by their talented chef. They enjoyed a sumptuous feast followed by dancing and a casino.

Langford View Care Centre in Bicester had a silent disco! Residents had so much fun dancing to the music and the room was completely quiet apart from people singing along. Everyone got dressed up and had glow sticks and disco lights to complete their look.

Residents from Madley Park in Witney took to the ice with some accessible ice skating at Oxford Ice Rink, while Westgate’s residents in Wallingford admired their talented friends’ work in their very own art exhibition and Henry Cornish Care Centre in Chipping Norton welcomed squirrel monkeys through their doors.

Much more went on besides and it was vibrant, fun week that truly broke the mould of what activities people might expect to see in a care home.