I would like to enquire under freedom of information
1 How many retirement facilities you are responsible for to include Nursing, Care and residential homes, Sheltered housing, Extra Care facilities and supported living facilities.
2 What steps the council are taking to combat/prevent isolation amongst residents.
3 How many of the retirement facilities as described above offer the following activities as a means of encouraging social interaction
a) Arts and Craft: Number of facilities ____
b) Music & Sing Along: Number of facilities ____
c) Gentle Exercise: Number of facilities ____
d) Movie Afternoons/Evenings: Number of facilities ____
e) Outings: Number of facilities ____
4 At how many of your retirement facilities are residents encouraged to learn new skills (such as IT & languages)
5 If any, which of the following are used to aid those who have memory related issues
a) Musical Quiz: Number of facilities ____
b) Reminiscence Activity Guides: Number of facilities ____
c) Nostalgic films/Programmes: Number of facilities ____
d) Rempods: Number of facilities ____
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request, I have tried to supply an understanding of how the BBC Sheltered Housing Service works and the facilities available.
I am aware that Brentwood Borough Council is also currently looking at a project combating/preventing isolation amongst residents in conjunction with Essex County Council.