We are delighted by the initial response of the residents at The Spires Care Home when using the Magic Table 360. Designed to create moments of happiness for the residents, it is heart-warming to provide positive and invaluable experiences, with residents more motivated to interact with staff, family and carers alike.”
Dr Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester Healthcare
The Happiness Programme has been quite revolutionary. It has enabled awe and wonder moments for some of the people we support, that we have not observed before.
It’s provided inspired sensory experiences and offered different things for different people.
Caroline O’Brien, Deputy Manager, Fitzroy
It has allowed us to have more person-centred activity, which is really important. It’s great having activities, but if they don’t reach the individuals, then you’ve not achieved what you set out to do.”
You’ve got residents who would possibly become list within an activities programme, and what this has enabled us to do, is create a connection.”
Adam Tallis, Manager at The Kensington, Bupa
“We’ve been using the Happiness Programme for well over six months now. It’s worked really well with our residents that live with learning disabilities. I use the programme with residents who maybe can’t interact or take part in regular activities or group sessions.”
“We also often use it as a distraction technique with certain residents who can become agitated or upset. It’s been really useful for de-escalating those situations.”
Kelly Wellmann, Lifestyle Coordinator, Care UK
Since we subscribed to the Happiness Programme and the magic table 360 arrived, we’ve noticed a marked improvement in many aspects of F’s daily life and well-being.
In terms of weight and nutrition, F is more alert and focused. He’s less sleepy and much more engaged, now spending more time within the communal areas and less time in his room asking to sleep
Sara Heath, Dementia Care Manager at Maycroft Manor
It’s a wonderful piece of equipment. It’s made a huge difference during lockdown, with no visitors or other entertainment. We’re running multiple sessions a day and everyone loves the Piggy Bank game and Elvis radio!
It’s had a real impact on us.
Karen Ashton, Deputy Manager at Holme Lea, HC-One
Since the introduction of our magic table 360 a few weeks ago, we have seen a positive effect on the well-being of our residents with reduced anxiety, apathy and restlessness.
Engagement levels with the table are high and this has helped to further strengthen relationships with staff and residents. We have also seen an increased interaction between residents during this time, particularly from those with a diagnosis of dementia who are now benefiting from the physical and social stimulation the Happiness Programme brings.
Leanne Duffety, Grace Care, Order of St John’s Care Trust
The Magic Table has brought interest and wonder to the day centre service users.
The imaginative, easy to use games have increased not only happiness, but friendly competitiveness!
Natalie McCann, Day Centre Coordinator at Thie Meanagh Day Centre
We now want to get the magic table 360 out in as many homes and during as many sessions as possible. Even when Braid House fully reopens, we’ll continue taking it into people’s homes, especially for those too unwell or unable to attend the day centre.
Alyson McKenzie, Operational Manager at Braid House
We have a service user who is non-verbal and never interacts with people. He engaged so much with the magic table. It was lovely to watch.
It truly warrants all the hard work we did trying to get it.
Jo Ludlow – Manager at Buckinghamshire County Council
The fact it’s portable and we can take it in to people’s individual rooms is amazing. For those with late-stage dementia, even if they can’t physically interact, they still benefit hugely. Just by looking at it, they are engaging.
Kate Day, Manager at Langdale House
“The magic table 360 is a really good thing and it has benefitted our residents massively – they are moving and using their arms a lot more.”
“The ladies nursed in beds are also benefitting from it – we know them and we can see their faces lighting up when they are playing the games.”
Annette Ramsden, Deputy Manager at Clement Court