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Barchester Healthcare teams up with Oomph! to help residents live life to the fullest

Barchester Healthcare is partnering with award-winning social enterprise Oomph! to engage residents and staff in a holistic world of wellbeing.

The 248 homes and hospitals that are part of the Barchester Healthcare portfolio have access to Oomph! On Demand, which is Oomph!’s new digital platform. The platform provides engaging exercise and activity content 365 days a year, across a diverse range of topics and meeting a range of interests and abilities.

Oomph! On Demand enables residents to tune into live and recorded exercise sessions, including ballet, salsa and Bollywood dancing. They will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activity resources, from virtual tours of Scotland, to language lessons, and from history talks to music concerts from their armchairs.

“I have loved the Oomph programme; it has opened my eyes to a whole new world of ideas. Exercise sessions have been great, and the storytelling aspect has really helped to motivate my residents living with dementia. I have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know other homes and network and share ideas. I have taken a lot from this and will be thinking outside the box in future.”

Activities Coordinator, Hunters Care Centre


The site boasts interactive quizzes, activity ideas, an interactive activity calendar and much more. Care home staff and residents will be able to select activities according to their desired wellbeing goal or personal interests.

“Our partnership with Oomph provides a whole host of excellent resources to enhance a varied and responsive Life Enrichment programme that we offer to our residents and patients every day at Barchester. Along with our own virtual events programme, the Oomph on Demand platform gives all teams within our care settings the additional tools to provide bespoke activities and enjoyable experiences which are tailored to the individual interests of our residents and patients. Through the use of the platform, we will continue to provide everyone in both our care homes and hospitals the best possible person-centred care.”

Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager, Barchester Healthcare


“Oomph! is delighted to be working in partnership with Barchester Healthcare, with our Oomph! On Demand platform. Covering a full range of engaging activity ideas, exercise inspiration and training tools all in one easy to navigate platform, Oomph! On Demand provides a whole world of wellbeing resources and support, for every resident whenever they need it. Oomph will work closely with Barchester Healthcare to ensure we are constantly aligning with their existing life enrichment programme and providing meaningful engagement across every home.”

Ben Allen, Chief Executive, Oomph Wellness



About Oomph

Oomph! is the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults, to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Through innovative exercise and activity solutions, Oomph! drive to positively change the impact of ageing with a clear proposition of a ‘Full Life for Life’. Whatever your passion, interest and physical ability their team of dedicated experts work with you to enjoy life… you have one life, so let’s give it some Oomph!

About Barchester Healthcare

Barchester Healthcare is one of the UK’s largest care providers supporting older people living independent lives with dignity and respect. Providing a wide range of services for a variety of needs, Barchester Healthcare supports over 12,000 residents across 248 homes and hospitals for short breaks to long term stays.

A leading care provider over the last 25 years, Barchester services include residential care and nursing care tailored to the individual. Barchester also provide expert dementia care. Many Barchester homes feature a Memory Lane Community, which is a dedicated part of the home designed to support residents who are living with various stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia, to stay as independent and active as possible. Barchester also have dedicated services that provide specialist care for those who require neuro rehabilitation, as well as care for those with Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease. Barchester have six independent mental health hospitals that offer functional and organic mental health services.

Barchester’s CEO, Dr Pete Calveley, has been named RoSPA’s Influencer of the Year 2021 in recognition of his pioneering work in leading the call for mandatory vaccination for all care home staff which has resulted in a change in the law. Barchester Healthcare is also proud to receive a RoSPA Health and Safety Award for the seventh consecutive year for its contribution to occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector.

At Barchester, we celebrate life and make sure the people we support do too. Our teams of well-trained staff focus on the individual needs of each resident and are passionate about independence, dignity and choice for all residents in their care. We employ motivated, attentive staff, who are committed to a high standard of care. For more information on the wide range of career opportunities available at Barchester, visit www.barchestercareers.com

To find out more about Oomph! On Demand, please get in touch here.

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