Lockdown Activities Competition

Our new competition invites you to tell us the imaginative ways you have been continuing your important work during lockdown.


What activities have you and your carers managed to do with residents in their rooms during isolation?

How have you helped residents to keep in touch with their loved ones?

What advice would you give to a carer or activity coordinator facing another lockdown?


Our hope is to compile a whole bundle of tips and ideas to share with you all, to help build resilience in our community going forwards. The impacts of Covid-19 may be with us for some time, but together we can share and help each other.


Five winning entries will each receive a prize from our collection of activities.


Winning entries will also be published on our online Hub, where we share ideas, tips and resources for activity coordinators. We aim to capture your innovative ideas and highlight examples of best practice, so that they can be shared throughout the care community and help us all improve the quality of care in the UK.


To enter the competition, complete the entry form below. All entries must be received in this way to be included in the competition. You will also need your care home reference number a four or five digit number found in the subject line of the email which has your Daily or Weekly Sparkles attached. All entries must be received by 21st October 2020 and the winners will be notified by 15th November 2020.


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Competition Tips

Organise a simple heads together chat with your Manager to help you drive this competition. Entering our competitions is a great marketing tool, showing how your residents are involved and how proud they are to see their contributions in print. For competitions involving your residents, an activity session to gather their stories will look great on your activities schedule.

Ask relatives for ideas they will love to feel valued and involved. They also know your residents better than anyone and will love seeing them have an opportunity to shine. If you dont have regular Relatives Meetings, gather together some of your most passionate relatives to help. Dont forget to add this activity to your upcoming activities and events, so you can allocate time with residents to make this happen.

Share ideas in your daily handover / team meetings everyone has some inner creativity, and you never know what ideas your colleagues may have!