Upcycling creations at Wytham House

Wytham House Care Home in Farmoor have some amazing team members, and this week we would like to celebrate Caroline, a valuable member of our housekeeping team.

Caroline came up with an innovative way to re-invent our frayed and disheveled towels which we would otherwise have thrown away. She is very creative and enjoys crafts, knitting and sewing in her spare time. When Caroline came to me with this idea I fully embraced it.

Caroline explained, “I was considering what to do with the old worn out bath/ hand towels and decided to make some face flannels. When finished I still had a considerable amount left over, so when my daughter said about the excess use of conti wipe usage, I thought making wash mitts might help to reduce excess waste and improve our budget. I approached my Manager, Amanda, who thought it was a great idea, so I made these with the remaining worn towels.”

Amanda said, “Caroline has done this all in her spare time. This has proved very successful, our Operation’s Director thinks this is wonderful, praising Caroline personally.  Not only has it reduced our budget, but we have managed to be eco-friendly, it has given the residents more independence to assist in their own personal care as well as adding quality to their experience (much nicer to wash with a flannel than disposable wipes).”

Very well done Caroline.

At Wytham House we offer residential and nursing dementia care provided by outstanding highly-skilled professionals. The wellbeing of our residents is a top priority for all of our team here from reception, carers, and activities to our catering team and we are all committed to making sure that their time spent with us is happy and rewarding, as it is for us too.

To find out more about life at Wytham House, our events and activities, or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 0808 223 5402 or manager.wytham@caringhomes.org.

Wytham House

Home Manager

Amanda Cordery

Address

Oaken Holt,
Eynsham Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 9NL

Contact
0808 223 5402
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