Forward Vision named as runner up in Care Home Idol competition

Posted: 14/02/2017 | Education,

Congratulations to Forward Vision have been named runner up in the UK-wide Care Home Idol music competition.

A group of young adults starred in a festive music video filmed at one of their regular music workshops in December.

Forward Vision resident and staff perform song near christmas treeForward Vision staff members, Esther and Patty, penned the catchy Christmas tune which was performed by Amanda, Alex, Andrew and Claire.  

The video was viewed more than 5,000 times and received the most ‘likes’ out of all non-professional entries in the annual competition – with 299 people casting their vote in favour of the team.

This was the third time Forward Vision have participated in the ‘Care Home Idol’ competition, which celebrates all forms of musical entertainment in care homes and supported accommodation. 

Care Services Manager, Julie Jamieson, said: “We are delighted to have been named a runner up in the Care Home Idol competition. As a service for young adults with sight loss, music is a hugely important part of our residents’ lives, and everyone loves taking part in our regular music workshops.

“We are really proud of our residents for once again producing such a great music video, and our two staff members Esther and Patty for writing such a catchy song for them to sing!”