Company News, Merlin Court, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Virtually Connecting our Homes

Socialising is such an important part of our lives and supports mental health. Our staff have done a fantastic job adapting to the current times and continuing to keep our residents connected, whether that be virtually or within bubbles. The introduction of video calls has enabled our homes to maintain their friendships with one another.

Coming together over music, ten residents from Astbury Manor Care Home in Bracknell and Merlin Court Care Home in Marlborough choir’s formed one voice and sang with each other over a video call. They performed four songs, including ‘Wouldn’t It Be Lovely’. The choirs plan to meet every Tuesday virtually and are aiming to host a concert once they can safely meet in person. Merlin Court’s Home Manager Michael Berkley-Blezard mentioned, “This has been a fantastic social opportunity to develop relationships between two groups of residents and develop meaningful friendships.”