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Celebrating Christmas in a multi-cultural home

Hi Sheila,

How can I celebrate Christmas in a multi-cultural home?

Many thanks,

Carole

 

Dear Carole,

UK is such a multi cultural society now and therefore there are many different festivals to celebrate!

Of course you will celebrate Christmas in your care home and why not discuss with your residents and staff celebrating some of the other great festivals too?

For instance:

  • One of the great Hindu celebrations, Diwali;
  • The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah;
  • Chinese New Year;
  • Islam celebrates Eid.

You could ask members of the various cultures locally to help and advise you with the celebrations.

I think that it is important for residents to be welcome to join in with any celebrations no matter what the religion or culture. I know some homes that celebrate not just cultural or religious events but national days too!

Best wishes.

Sheila


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

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