Whitgift House Activities Organiser Ann has gained her NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care. The course focussed on planning, delivering and evaluating activities, and the benefits of a whole activities programme to spontaneous activities such as having a chat in a corridor or making a cup of tea for a resident.

Taking four months to complete, she learnt how to deal with different situations and cope with different abilities in group activities which has boosted Ann’s confidence.

Ann commented: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this course and learnt so much such as how a meaningful activity can improve residents’ mental well-being and give structure to their day. Activities also play a key role in giving them confidence and purpose which has been vital during lockdown.

This post is featured in the Whitgift Care News Spring 2021.

about Whitgift Care

Wilhelmina House is a residential care home that also offers respite care. It is part of a group of care settings called Whitgift Care and run by education and care charity, John Whitgift Foundation.

Whitgift Care’s other care settings include the historic 425-year-old Whitgift Almshouses in central Croydon offering sheltered living, and Whitgift House, a purpose-built care home in South Croydon offering sheltered, nursing and respite.

If you are considering care for yourself or a loved one, Whitgift Care is a place you can call home.