An Orchard Care Home in Sunderland has attracted the attention of national TV. Since it was uploaded to Facebook, a video of staff singing has received over 1.5 million views and is the talk of the local community.
Staff at Lansbury Court in Castletown organised a karaoke night earlier this week, walking around the home and encouraging all the residents to sing along with them. They sang from the doorways and along the corridors, making sure everyone joined in the fun.
The video footage was featured on Good Morning Britain today (14th April) when Piers Morgan and Suzanna Reid told viewers that despite the conditions in care homes, staff around the country were ‘playing their part’ in making sure the elderly were keeping their spirits up despite the lack of visits from family and friends.
Home Manager at Lansbury Court, Suzanne Mckie, is very proud of her team, saying; “It’s incredible, we never expected the video to be viewed so many times. Every member of staff is working hard to ensure we are providing a safe and secure environment where residents get the care they deserve, and we have fun and raise a smile at the same time.”
The video can be viewed here or by visiting Orchard Care Homes social media pages