This Friday’s fancy dress theme at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme was Sports Day, bringing a bit of athletic cheer and a spot of leisurewear to lockdown.

Football players, swimmers, sailors and runners were just a few of the ideas the staff and residents at the Ifield Way extra care housing scheme came up with this week, for their themed Fancy Dress Friday.

As lockdown continues, each Friday the staff will dress, based around a different and unusual theme. We’ve already seen wacky outfits, pyjamas and glamour day, so who knows what they’ll do next?

Keen to get involved and spread a bit of joy, a lot of the residents have started to join the fun too, lifting everyone’s spirits during what can be quite a challenging time.

Helen Goulding, Housing Officer at Watling Court said: “Our fancy dress day seems to be growing every week, with more staff and residents wanting to get involved, which is great to see.

“It started as a silly idea to bring a smile to our residents’ faces during lockdown, so it’s lovely to see that it certainly seems to be doing that. It’s really fun to see what everyone will come up with each week and thankfully, we have lots of ideas to keep us going for a while!”