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Joy for care home residents with gift of tablet

PUBLISHED: 15:16 27 March 2020 | UPDATED: 16:01 27 March 2020

The Mount care home in Aylsham was given a free Samsung galaxy tablet by the Round Table. This picture shows the team celebrating their first Good CQC report in years in 2019. Picture: Stuart Anderson

The Mount care home in Aylsham was given a free Samsung galaxy tablet by the Round Table. This picture shows the team celebrating their first Good CQC report in years in 2019. Picture: Stuart Anderson

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Care home residents can now Skype and FaceTime with their families, thanks to the gift of a Samsung galaxy tablet.

Karen Powley, registered manager at the Mount care home in Aylsham, holding the Samsung galaxy tablet. Picture: supplied by Karen RowleyKaren Powley, registered manager at the Mount care home in Aylsham, holding the Samsung galaxy tablet. Picture: supplied by Karen Rowley

Karen Powley, manager at the Mount in Aylsham, said it had raised everyone’s mood during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: “The home is on lockdown so our residents are not seeing their families.

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“I was absolutely delighted when I was asked if we would like a free tablet so that our residents can keep in touch with their families.

“Our residents are delighted they can finally see their relatives again. It might only be on a screen but it has raised the mood of individuals.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Aylsham Round Table members, without whom we wouldn’t have this great opportunity.”

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The Mount is a 22-bedroom all-male residential home that cares for people with mental health conditions, dementia and physical disabilities .


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