The Freedom Centre in Hull hosted a spectacular talent show recently bringing together residents and staff from care homes across Yorkshire and beyond.
HICA Group, a not-for-profit care group, organised the event for its care homes which was held in front of a full house with members of the local community watching the performance alongside relatives and friends of the residents and HICA employees.
From renditions of ABBA’s Dancing Queen and songs from The Greatest Showman to saxophone soloist performances and poetry reading, the show featured approximately 14 singing and dance performances from residents and HICA’s care team.
Residents and staff at Hull-based residential homes The Hollies, Wilton Lodge, Isaac Robinson Court and Elm Tree Court were joined by other care homes within the Group including those from Cranwell Court in Grimsby and The Birches and The Wolds Care Centre in North Lincolnshire.
Terry Peel, CEO of HICA Group, said: “The event was fantastic, hugely rewarding, and residents and staff showed great enthusiasm.
“They put in so much work and effort into rehearsals for the talent show, and some of them were performing for the very first time.
“Not only did it show how inclusive and caring we are as an organisation but it also showcased the array of talents we have among us, and I’m very proud of everyone involved in bringing the performance together.
“Such talent shows have great benefits for our residents, improving their self-confidence and general wellbeing – it was a pleasure to watch.”
HICA Group, with its commitment to high-quality, person-centered care, operates a network of residential and nursing homes. It also offers home care services and caters to the specific needs of around 1,500 service users across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Justine, a resident at Wilton Lodge, said: “Performing for our families and friends was such a lovely experience and I enjoyed every minute.
“We put a lot of time and hard work into practising and I feel proud of what we achieved.”