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Care home residents appear on new BBC1 show to help support the local community

Local residents at Dolphin Lane Care Home and Daisy Vale Care Home in Wakefield have joined forces to appear on a new BBC1 show, ‘Let’s Get a Good Thing Going’, in a bid to win funding to frame their artwork for an exhibition in the Wakefield museum.

Dolphin Lane residents

Dolphin Lane and Daisy Vale, run by Priory Adult Care, part of the mental health specialists The Priory Group, come together every week to take part in an art and crafts class, run by Wakefield Education Authority.

Both care homes support adults with learning difficulties and are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

As part of the BBC1 show, members of the arts and crafts class at Dolphin Lane were filmed participating in their weekly session.

The show follows four groups of people from different communities who pitch ideas, to help benefit and improve their local community, to a room of more than 100 people. The people they are pitching to will then vote for which project they want to win. The winner receives between £500 - £1,000 to get their plan underway.

Trish Hollies, Wakefield Education Authority, represented the Wakefield community and members of the Dolphin Lane art and craft class by pitching the idea of using the money to put on a special art exhibition to showcase their work in the local museum. 

The art class will be shown on BBC1, Wednesday 20th December at 9.15am.

Adele Taylor, Home Manager, said; “Taking part in ‘Let’s Get a Good Thing Going’ was a fantastic confidence boost for our residents. Everyone was incredibly nervous before the filming took place and I was so proud of the group for the way they handled their nerves. We can’t wait to watch ourselves on BBC1 on Wednesday!”

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