As part of their programme, members of The Prince’s Trust volunteered to join residents of the Wingfield care home in Trowbridge in a day full of activities.

Residents were offered a baking session in the morning with scones and clotted cream, followed by arts and crafts at Memory Lane. Residents enjoyed being able to interact with the younger generation, whilst the students were able to put into practice their skills acquired directly in the community.

To close the day, students and leaders were invited to take part in a Dementia session, led by The Wingfield’s Dementia Champion Galya Guncheva, where they were able to grasp a real understanding of the disease and realise that with the right support it is possible to live well with Dementia. They were given a Dementia Friend badge in honour of their understanding and support and were all keen to raise awareness thereafter.

Gail Stone, General Manager at The Wingfield Care Home, said: “Welcoming charities and students into our home is of upmost importance to us at The Wingfield and we were glad that the day proved to be beneficial to not only the Prince’s Trust members, but also to our residents who enjoyed meeting them and taking part in their programme.”

The Wingfield care home is run by Barchester Healthcare and provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 83 residents from respite care to long term stays.