Coronavirus (Covid -19) update:
Due to the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus (Covid -19) in the UK, we have a Covid-19 Management Plan in place so that we are properly prepared to respond to this situation, and minimise the risk to our residents and staff.
With many Londoners being faced with increasing market rents and long council waiting lists, Central and Cecil Housing Trust (C&C) has launched 55 London - a new initiative that offers truly affordable rent to Londoners aged over 55.
55 London is a new service that offers affordable rent for over 55s living in London. If you’re a keyworker or are unlikely to benefit from social housing then 55 London may be able to offer you a home. Our rented studio and 1 bed homes are available at less than the London market rent, offering you the opportunity to rent your own space with no deposit required.
On Sept 24th 2019, Homemead and Cecil Court Care Homes got creative at special workshops to celebrate National Art in Care Homes Day. The session was organised by Orleans House Gallery and delivered by a professional local artist.
C&C residents enjoyed a 30min conversation around a selection of art works, Borough Art Collection, followed by an art activity. We loved hearing everyone share their opinions about art and their memories from the Richmond borough.
Orleans House Gallery is a free public art gallery in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is home to the Richmond Borough Art Collection. https://www.orleanshousegallery.org/
Homemead and Cecil Court care homes enjoyed a special Fashion History experience that was both stylish and sensory. Jessica Corlett, Arts and Events Coordinator for Care, led a ‘show and tell’ session with fashion books, photographs and examples of costume and vintage clothing. The fashion discussion stretched all the way from the 18th Century with a Marie Antoinette style bodice, up until today, a pair of reproduction 50s ladies gloves with conductive fingertips for touch screen smart phones. Favourite items that we looked at where a selection of corsets, a super frilly petticoat, lace gloves, vintage booklets of baby clothes patterns, 1980s children’s knitting patterns, a Victorian school uniform costume and an art deco 1920s beaded evening bag. The residents loved looking at all the familiar items and were especially responsive to the children’s clothing items.
Resident Audrey Holst brought along a pair of her tiny childhood boots to show us and Terrance Thompson shared some photographs of his friends’ children from the 1970s with retro sportswear and trendy haircuts. Staff Member Tracey brought along photographs of her children in historical reproduction costumes and the Cecil Court staff performed a spontaneous fashion show to finish the day. Excellent fun for everyone involved and very easy to organise. We are looking forward to doing more similar events in the future.