Thistle Court Care Home, nestled in the heart of Cwmbran, embraced the spirit of the season by hosting a festive Christmas Market on Wednesday 20th December for both residents, fondly referred to as family members and the local community.

The care home, known for its commitment to fostering a sense of community, curated a festive experience featuring market stalls that was organised and arranged by the team. The Christmas Market showcased a heart-warming array of homemade treats and wreaths, all handmade by the team, adding a personal touch to the special occasion. The event also showcased extraordinary craftsmanship from local business Think Happy Soothers, renowned for their innovative fidget toys designed to support individuals with autism, ADHD, and dementia – providing attendees with the perfect opportunity to find unique and thoughtful gifts for the season.

Adding to the festive spirit, the team held various activities throughout the day; showcasing engaging events like a lively game of Tombola and an enticing raffle, providing participants with an opportunity to win a free MOT with local garage, ETB Cwmbran. While the specially crafted hot chocolate stations, complete with delightful reindeer-themed hot chocolate, added an extra layer of warmth for residents, their families and community members.

The Christmas Market not only provided a platform for sharing the festive spirit but also served as a fundraiser for activities within the care home. This initiative not only enhances the family members quality of life but also reinforces the home’s commitment to creating an engaging and enjoyable activities, fostering a sense of community within the home.

Thistle Court Care Home approach to life recognises the values, beliefs and identity of each person. Each person that may need support is unique and by understanding one’s life history, one’s journey in life, by striving to be a true continuation of home, the team at Thistle Court Care Home creates a place where everyone feels safe and never alone.