During these times of uncertainty, our priority has been, and will continue to be, to ensure the safety and physical and mental wellbeing of all our residents and staff. Throughout lockdown we have offered financial, practical and emotional support to help make life a little easier. Toilet paper, cleaning products, sanitiser and laundrette facilities were supplied free of charge, financial support made available to those in need and virtual drop in sessions set up to offer advice, a friendly face and answer any questions.
Social channels have been buzzing with suggestions for how to stay mentally and physically well. From Joe Wicks PE lessons and virtual quizzes to Sourdough baking masterclasses and language lessons, we’ve been spoilt for choice. And with time on our hands we’ve been staying connected and lapping it all up.
Each week we have scoured the internet to signpost residents to a variety of online content designed to inform, entertain or just lift spirits during Lockdown.
Here are a few of our favourites:
The Teabag Challenge
Who would have thought kicking or throwing a teabag into a mug from afar would captivate and inspire so many to have a go and even raise money for charity in the process. No idea what we’re talking about? Take a look at this
Wednesday nights we tuned into Instagram for Drag aerobics, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring your step.
On Thursday nights we channelled our inner Chas & Dave with this sing along to Cockney classics. Well, who doesn’t love a good old ding dong round the old Joanna?
Ever live streamed the Northern Lights straight from Canada from your bed? We haven’t either but we haven’t given up. By the way, the best time to see them is said to be between 3am and 10am GMT.
Cats On Camera
And last but by no means least, there was this because who could resist a smile.
A week in the life of HYELM Old Street Manager, Sarah.
Sarah Armstrong is a familiar face at HYELM Old Street. As manager, Sarah spends her time providing support, making sure the building facilities stay safe and managing staff. The pandemic means lots has changed in the day-to-day running of...
Here's another quick and easy recipe for you to try and enjoy. Who said chicken had to be plain and boring!? In the unlikely event you have any leftovers, enjoy them cold for lunch the next day.
400g chicken fillets...