Water lot of fun for Kingston House residents
A group of residents at Greensleeves Homes Trust’s Kingston House in Calne, Wiltshire, are enjoying weekly swims at Calne Leisure Centre. Frank is usually confined to a wheelchair but he can swim the whole length of the pool aided by care assistant Chris Mahy, who is a trained lifeguard. The swimming initiative is part of Greensleeves’ commitment to the Eden Alternative, a programme which encourages residents to live life to the full. Four staff members accompanied the residents in the pool. Senior carer Liz Holt hadn’t swum for 22 years but was motivated by the residents to get back in the water.