Merry Den Reach Final of Great British Care Awards

As a result of our work to support vulnerable adults, we are proud to have reached the finals in the South West heat for Care Home Activity Organiser Award at the Great British Care Awards 2011. Having to compete against larger organisations such as The Orders of St John Care Trust which operates 73 homes around the UK, we were thrilled to be a finalist for the award.

Merry Den Care plan daily activities for each individual service user, such as art, swimming, volunteering and activity books; each service user’s week involves a wide variety of activities specific to their individual preferences and abilities.

We also ensure that the service users get to go on holidays, other trips and to events. Past events have included a Royal Wedding party earlier this year and a week’s holiday in Spain.

Merry Den Care currently has five supported living homes, with a sixth development of independent flats on the way. Each house has no more than three residents at any one time, thus promoting a real sense of community between service users.