A Hayes care home resident has defied deteriorating eyesight and started knitting again after stopping many years ago.

Ellen, who recently moved to the Aston House Care Home, was supported by the home’s well-being co-ordinator Laura Baumane who found out Ellen had once been a keen knitter.

Laura said: “Ellen was very nervous to begin with but once her confidence started to return she soon picked up her technique for knitting again.

“It is lovely to see Ellen engaging in an activity she has always enjoyed – I’m confident before long we will have lots of creations from Ellen!”

HC-One is also celebrating achieving a 9.7 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website carehome.co.uk. 

HC-One chief operating officer Paula Keys said: “In all of our HC One Homes we are keen for residents to engage in activities or hobbies they have enjoyed in the past so such a wonderful story about Ellen picking up her knitting again and gaining so much pleasure from it.

“I would like to thank Laura and everyone involved as this is indicative of how HC-One provides the kindest care”.