Residents at a Dorset care home were so inspired by the glitz and glamour of the recent Oscars that they decided to hold their own event.

The influence of the red carpet rubbed off on the residents at the Selwood House Care Home in Charlton Down as they celebrated their own event.

The event - held at the home’s own pub The Boathouse - put a spotlight on the distinct personalities and achievements of both residents and staff through 12 fun award categories.  

Adding to the theme, the wellbeing team decorated the pub with a range of black and gold decorations and arranged for the winners to receive Oscar-type trophies.

Dorset Echo: Complementing the décor, the home’s chefs also arranged a wonderful buffet spread, offering a taste of luxury to all attendees.  

Wellbeing Coordinator and recipient of the “Energiser Bunny Award” Paula Marfell, said: “Our Oscars night was a reflection of our approach to person-centred care, where each award was a nod to the unique contributions and qualities of our residents and staff.

Dorset Echo: “Awards such as the 'Grandma's Hug Award' and 'Most Likely to Surprise You' were among the many accolades that highlighted the diverse and vibrant personalities within the community.” 

Home Manager Becky Green echoed this, saying: “Integrating person-centred care into every aspect of life at Selwood House is our top priority.

"The Oscars event is just one example of how we tailor our activities and recognition to reflect and celebrate the individuality of those we care for.”