Mum and baby group visit Home of Compassion

It was all hands on deck when the Mum and Baby group, Jo Jingles, visited the Home of Compassion nursing home in Thames Ditton to blast away cobwebs and eardrums with their enthusiastic singing.  Residents and staff alike were enthralled with the collection of little people enjoying themselves and our voices joined in unison to all the old favourite nursery rhymes.  One of the songs involved bouncing teddies and toys on a big stretched sheet and escapees were hurled back into the middle by all and sundry.  We also got to add a smattering of new songs to our catalogue and look forward to seeing them just before Christmas for a seasonal bash.

Many of the Mums and Dads were concerned that their children were allowed to be let loose in our bistro, housed in our impressive orangery which overlooks our lawns which nestle on the banks of the River Thames.  Staff reassured them that every effort is made to make our working environment as safe as possible for our elderly residents, and this simple ethos transfers to make our home suitable for youngsters as well.  Parents, who have to sit on the floor for this activity, found the underfloor heating in the bistro an absolute boom; much better than the local halls they frequent for other social gatherings.  Afterwards everyone gathered in the lounge for refreshments to mix and chat whilst some were shown round our Grade II* property which has been so considerately restored by the Caring Homes Group.

Social interaction and connections with the very young and elderly is being investigated in many fields of research and findings show significant levels of increase in physical ability, social ability and empathy, not just with the elderly but with the children as well.  Children have no preconceptions and embrace every adult on the same scale, regardless of your physical or mental capacity, this in turn makes older folk more confident, happier and eager to please their new found friends.

Home of Compassion is dedicated to providing the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 elderly residents.

The luxurious care home is set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton, with beautiful views over the river. For more information about Home of Compassion and Caring Homes visit our website at

Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones


58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,

0808 223 5406
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