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Volunteers show 'community spirit' and support dementia care home residents with twiddle muffs

PUBLISHED: 12:01 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:01 21 October 2019

Volunteers have been making twiddle muffs for people with dementia at the Sycamore Court Care Home in Magpie Lane, Little Warley. Picture: Sycamore Court Care Home

Volunteers have been making twiddle muffs for people with dementia at the Sycamore Court Care Home in Magpie Lane, Little Warley. Picture: Sycamore Court Care Home

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Volunteers have been putting their craft skills to the test to help care home residents in Little Warley.

The manager of the Sycamore Court Care Home in Magpie Lane, was delighted when residents responded to her social media call-out for volunteers to help make fiddle cushions and muffs for residents in the home.

Home manager Carla Sanders said: "People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied.

"A twiddle muff provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation, and keeps hands snug and warm at the same time.

"The home has been amazed with the response it received."

Sycamore Court provides residential care to people over the age of 65 and for those with dementia related conditions.

"People have been coming in dropping items off and have shown tremendous community spirit," said Carla.

"A huge thank you to everyone who has got involved, it means a great deal to the residents and us."

Visit the care home's website to find out more.

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