Oake Meadows care home in Taunton has revealed that several of the UK’s leading poets and writers have agreed to participate in the home’s upcoming poetry book.
The book will be named ‘We Are Family: Poems from a Care Home’ and will feature a range of poems written by a variety of special contributors, including members of staff and residents. The book will be released and sold via Amazon Kindle from mid-September, with hard copies also available for purchase at a later date.
The care home, which is located on Wyvern Road, has already begun to announce the names of some of the stars that have agreed to participate in the project, including award-winning filmmaker and author Dave Jeffery, filmmaker, publisher and author Justin Park, and authors, editors and twins C.L. Raven. Each name brings with them a wealth of talent and experience, with their work commonly featuring in novels, magazines and anthologies across the UK, USA and Australia.
Speaking of the project, Louis du Toit, activities coordinator at Oake Meadows, said: “This is a wonderful project and we are both honoured and excited to have the opportunity to work with some of the UK’s leading writers on this project. We are huge fans of all of their work, and it is a real coup to be able to get them involved with our upcoming poetry book. This project has been in the offing for some time and it seems like the stars have finally aligned for us to get it completed!
“At Oake Meadows, we really believe that we are part of one big family. Creating the book in aid of the residents, and managing to get some star names involved, is an amazing feeling and is our way of demonstrating our thanks and gratitude to our wonderful residents.”
Oake Meadows forms part of Larchwood Care and is currently managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. The home is currently rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. Across the Larchwood portfolio, the regulator ratings reflect the exceptionally high standards of care given and the drive of every team member to continually improve the care they give.