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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…

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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.
Debbie Webb
Head of Lifestyle, Orchard House, Barchester Healthcare
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Overall we've seen a reduction in falls since we started using the Happiness Programme. It's also had a big impact on bringing people together socially. We have one resident who never, ever engages with activities but now we have him happily sweeping leaves off the table and joining in.
Ildi James
Dementia Care Manager, Parklands Manor, Signature
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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.
Tatiana Kovaleva
Manager, Acorn Lodge, Eden Health Services
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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
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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.
Caroline O’Brien
Deputy Manager, Fitzroy
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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.
Adam Tallis
Manager at The Kensington, Bupa
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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.
Kelly Wellmann
Lifestyle Coordinator, Care UK
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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.
Louise Page
Dementia Practitioner Team, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
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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.
Leanne Duffety
Order of St John’s Care Trust
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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.
Helen Flower
Wellbeing & Inclusion Worker, Roman Ridge Retirement Scheme
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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.
Amy Simpson
Wellbeing Lead, New Care
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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
Sara Heath
Dementia Care Manager at Maycroft Manor
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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.
Jo Ludlow
Manager at Buckinghamshire County Council
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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!
Natalie McCann
Day Centre Coordinator at Thie Meanagh Day Centre
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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.
Alyson McKenzie
Operational Manager at Braid House
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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.
Karen Ashton
Deputy Manager at Holme Lea, HC-One
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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.
Annette Ramsden
Deputy Manager at Clement Court
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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.
Kate Day
Manager at Langdale House
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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.
Paul Higginbottom
Strategic Commissioning Manager, Sheffield City Council
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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.
Bridgette Peck
Activities Coordinator, New Care
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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.
Kay Thompson
Activities Lead, Barchester
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'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
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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.
Pooja Gosavi
Activity & Volunteer Manager, Octavia Group
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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.
Louise Page
Dementia Practitioner Team, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
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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.
Lisa
Well-Being Lead, Eastham Care, Runwood Homes
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We had an elderly resident living with Parkinson's disease and on end of life care. She found it difficult to get comfortable in her bed and family visits were difficult. We started using the magic table 360 - especially the breathing techniques and sunset videos - her and her daughter would lie on the bed and watch the projections on the ceiling together. It made a huge difference.
Lynne Vallender
Dementia Care Manager, Moorlands Lodge, Signature