Residents at the Fairlawn care home in Ferndown are now able to enjoy wearing new outfits.
The Care South home have teamed up with the Wardrobe Foundation, which works with charities, organisations and local community groups to provide clothing to women in need. Wardrobe Foundation created ‘the golden rail’ where it contacts local care homes, asks about clothing needs and sizes, and drops off a sanitised rail of perfect quality clothing for ladies to choose items, free of charge.
Many of the residents at Fairlawn were able to enjoy an at-home shopping experience treating themselves to items of their choice without any cost associated.
The care home made an entire day out of the wonderful opportunity by revamping their sensory room to replicate a personal shopping experience. There was a nail station set up for hand massages and manicures, for those who wished to have a pamper, and another table with fizzy cava, soft drinks, strawberries and pink wafers available to enjoy whilst the residents shopped.
Jordan Finding, activities lead at Fairlawn, said: “We carefully placed mirrors around the room and turned the room opposite into a dressing room to allow the ladies to try on the new clothes in privacy. Hats and accessories were also laid out so that everyone could try on full outfits with accessories to get into the shopping spirit and enjoy dressing up. All the ladies who took part thoroughly enjoyed the day, and many of them commented that it had boosted their morale after the pandemic. We are eternally grateful for the Wardrobe Foundation and the positive impact the foundation made on the ladies at Fairlawn. Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for helping to lift our lovely residents’ spirits, they had a wonderful day of pampering.”
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