13 June 2017
Hallmark care homes become polling stations for the day
Ty Enfys, our care home in Cardiff and Bryn Celyn, our care home in Maesteg became polling stations for the recent General Election, enabling the 150 residents to vote in the comfort of their own home.
The residential, dementia and nursing homes’ reception areas and coffee shops were used as a polling station from 7am on Thursday 8th June after management agreed to open the facilities for public use.
The residents all thoroughly benefitted from the activity as they were able to maintain their independence and interact with different members of their local constituency.
Ty Enfys resident Isobel Lucas, 92 said: “I think it is great having a polling station in reception, not only for the residents but for the surrounding community.
“I think it is good for them to step into the home and see how it is because some of them may have never set foot in a care home before, and they can see how lovely it is for themselves!”
Lifestyles Leader at Ty Enfys, Lily Chapman said: “I am delighted that residents at Ty Enfys have been able to vote in the comfort of their own home this election!
“It allows the residents to maintain their independence and continue to positively influence society.
“It also allows other members of the community to come into the home and experience some of the great facilities that we have here at Ty Enfys.”
General Manager at Bryn Celyn, Mary Richards said: “as a care home provider, we aim to do our best for the residents so they feel like they are valued and keep up their relationships with the local community. When the opportunity came up to be a polling station, we were thrilled!”
Watch the video below to find out how the polling station benefitted residents at Ty Enfys Care Home.
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