Residents have a bostin’ time at Peaky Blinders Day

It’s been a difficult few months for many of us, and the residents at Sadler’s Place in Walsall have found the change in routine during lockdown quite tough. Not being able to attend their regular community groups and activities prompted the staff at this fun-loving residential care home to look for new ways for residents to enjoy themselves. Here, they came up with the idea of holding themed days.

With themes ranging from countries across the world to their favourite TV shows, one of their more recent ideas was a Peaky Blinders day, based on the hit TV show set in Birmingham in the early 19th century. It certainly looks like they had a “bostin’” time!

Everybody got dressed up for the occasion in classic 1920’s style fashion. Leanne and Abigail, pictured below, made their own feather head bands, and Stephen looked great in his statement Peaky Blinders flat cap.

Residents and staff also challenged themselves with a Black Country slang quiz. They split into teams and tested their knowledge of Black Country dialect and sayings – we hear it got quite competitive, but fun was had by all!

Charlotte Aston, Service Manager at Sadler’s Place, explained why activities like this are so important for the people we support. She said, “It’s given them something to look forward to. They’ve not been able to go out to discos or parties like they normally would, so helping to plan these themed days, making things and decorating the home has really helped to keep people busy and keep minds active.”

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