What our subscribers say
Our subscribers are at the centre of everything we do. We always listen to the many care staff, friends and family that we work with to develop and improve our truly ground-breaking activities. Here’s the feedback they’ve given us…
The overall impact for many of our residents has been incredibly positive, with more time spent awake and engaged and less time sleeping. For our residents with dementia, it’s proven effective regardless of the stage of their condition.
Head of Lifestyle, Orchard House, Barchester Healthcare
It's definitely helped as a therapeutic intervention, reducing stress and tension. The staff, and even the residents themselves, have often commented about how calm everyone feels. It helps to create a positive, relaxed atmosphere.
Well-Being Lead, Eastham Care, Runwood Homes
We have a couple of residents that struggle to maintain a healthy weight. Since using the magic table 360 we’ve seen those residents eating and drinking better at mealtimes. It’s been fantastic to see.
Manager, Acorn Lodge, Eden Health Services
We are delighted by the initial response of the residents at The Spires Care Home when using the Magic Table 360. Designed to create moments of happiness for the residents, it is heart-warming to provide positive and invaluable experiences, with residents more motivated to interact with staff, family and carers alike.
Dr Pete Calveley
CEO of Barchester Healthcare
The Happiness Programme has been quite revolutionary. It has enabled awe and wonder moments for some of the people we support, that we have not observed before. It’s provided inspired sensory experiences and offered different things for different people.
Deputy Manager, Fitzroy
It has allowed us to have more person-centred activity, which is really important. It’s great having activities, but if they don’t reach the individuals, then you’ve not achieved what you set out to do.” You’ve got residents who would possibly become list within an activities programme, and what this has enabled us to do, is create a connection.
Manager at The Kensington, Bupa
We’ve been using the Happiness Programme for well over six months now. It’s worked really well with our residents that live with learning disabilities. I use the programme with residents who maybe can’t interact or take part in regular activities or group sessions.” We also often use it as a distraction technique with certain residents who can become agitated or upset. It’s been really useful for de-escalating those situations.
Lifestyle Coordinator, Care UK
We know that active stimulation in hospital is important for maintaining cognitive function, orientation and preventing deconditioning - so the portability of the Magic Table has been fantastic because we can bring it to patient’s bedside, whether in bays or side rooms. The projected games are instantly engaging and can be highly personalised.
Dementia Practitioner Team, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Since the introduction of our magic table we have seen a positive effect on the well-being of our residents with reduced anxiety, apathy and restlessness. Engagement levels are high and this has helped to further strengthen relationships with staff and residents. We have also seen an increased interaction between residents during this time, particularly from those with a diagnosis of dementia who are now benefiting from the physical and social stimulation the Happiness Programme brings.
Order of St John’s Care Trust
I believe the happiness programme has helped lots of people anxiety and mood and overall mental health and wellbeing. We also often use it as a distraction technique with certain residents who can become agitated or upset. It’s been really useful for de-escalating those situations.
Wellbeing & Inclusion Worker, Roman Ridge Retirement Scheme
This has been very well received in our home by both residents and staff alike, with everyone really benefiting from it. For example, we have one lady who it really helps, reducing her anxiety and getting her up and out of bed. We're looking forward to the upcoming new features and games.
Wellbeing Lead, New Care
Since we subscribed to the Happiness Programme and the magic table 360 arrived, we’ve noticed a marked improvement in many aspects of F’s daily life and well-being. In terms of weight and nutrition, F is more alert and focused. He’s less sleepy and much more engaged, now spending more time within the communal areas and less time in his room asking to sleep
Dementia Care Manager at Maycroft Manor
We have a service user who is non-verbal and never interacts with people. He engaged so much with the magic table 360. It was lovely to watch. It's brilliant and truly warrants all the hard work we did trying to get it.
Manager at Buckinghamshire County Council
The Magic Table has brought interest and wonder to the day centre service users. The imaginative, easy to use games have increased not only happiness, but friendly competitiveness!
Day Centre Coordinator at Thie Meanagh Day Centre
We now want to get the magic table 360 out in as many homes and during as many sessions as possible. Even when Braid House fully reopens, we’ll continue taking it into people’s homes, especially for those too unwell or unable to attend the day centre.
Operational Manager at Braid House
It’s a wonderful piece of equipment. It’s made a huge difference during lockdown, with no visitors or other entertainment. We’re running multiple sessions a day and everyone loves the Piggy Bank game and Elvis radio! It’s had a real impact on us.
Deputy Manager at Holme Lea, HC-One
The magic table 360 is a really good thing and it has benefitted our residents massively – they are moving and using their arms a lot more.” The ladies nursed in beds are also benefiting from it – we know them and we can see their faces lighting up when they are playing the games.
Deputy Manager at Clement Court
The fact it’s portable and we can take it in to people’s individual rooms is amazing. For those with late-stage dementia, even if they can’t physically interact, they still benefit hugely. Just by looking at it, they are engaging.
Manager at Langdale House
The stories of difference from our frontline workers delivering the sessions has reduced the group to tears, with the Happiness Programme giving us the capability to connect and engage with people who were previously out of reach. It’s had a real impact on us.
Strategic Commissioning Manager, Sheffield City Council
The residents absolutely love it - we use it as part of our Spa days - the Welsh and Irish content was particularly great for person centred care as our Welsh and Irish residents felt so included. Using it for end of life care has been so powerful. It's really brought the home together. We're looking forward to the upcoming new features and games.
Activities Coordinator, New Care
We've had so much fun using it. It's really effective at deflecting negative moods or lifting people out of anxiety. As someone who's not good with technology, Social-Ability have been great - all the training, ideas via email, and support has been wonderful.
Activities Lead, Barchester
'K' can get quite frustrated - the magic table 360 is a good distraction technique for him. He’s fully focused on the table when using it. He likes spot the ball. He was on Lerazapam but they have now stopped it. You can use distraction techniques to calm him and this is one of them.
Ginny, Louse and Aimee
Activities Team, Southlands Place, Caring Homes
We mainly support residents who are living with cognitive and physical challenges. We've noticed that it has greatly and positively impacted the mental, physical and psychological wellbeing of our residents. They have become more sociable, more independent and have begun to enjoy life a little more.
Activity & Volunteer Manager, Octavia Group
We know that active stimulation in hospital is important for maintaining cognitive function, orientation and preventing deconditioning - so the portability of the magic table 360 has been fantastic because we can bring it to patients' bedsides, whether in bays or side rooms. The projected games are instantly engaging and can be highly personalised.
Dementia Practitioner Team, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals