Signature Care Home residents ‘go live’ with MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire


Award-winning luxury later living operator Signature Care Homes has hosted a Knickerbocker Glory Challenge for residents on Facebook Live with MasterChef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire, leading the creative charge for the care industry in utilising the social media platform this way.

Enthusiastic residents and carers joined in as Jane Devonshire constructed the perfect Knickerbocker Glory dessert from her home, before choosing winners from each respective care home. First described in the 1920s, the Knickerbocker Glory is a popular layered ice cream sundae served in a tall conical glass to be eaten with a distinctive long spoon.

The fun initiative was split into three live sessions, with residents and carers from London homes including Wandsworth Common, Wimbledon and Coombe Hill Manor (Kingston) taking part, as well as those across the Home Counties.

The sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by all and collectively achieved over 6,500 views on Facebook and appeared on 45,000 timelines, mirroring a wider societal increase in social media usage during the period of lockdown.

Simon Dickinson, Sales and Brand Director at Signature Care Homes, comments: “Our residents’ happiness and wellbeing is our number one priority, so we have worked hard to ensure that we can still provide fun activities for them while adapting and adhering to the current situation. The challenge was a resounding success with excellent feedback from residents who enjoyed the day. Our teams will continue to be inventive as we look to roll out new initiatives, all delivered with humour, kindness and empathy.”

Jane Devonshire, comments: “It was such a huge joy to be part of the Signature Knickerbocker Glory Challenge day. Some dishes are just so nostalgic and delicious that it was lovely to see the residents and staff having such fun and eating delicious desserts together “

Signature Care Homes operates a number of award-winning care homes across London and the Home Counties, with a focus on delivering exceptional care and a dedication to treating every resident with the respect, dignity and the individuality they deserve. All homes are currently Covid 19-free.

Each home offers truly holistic luxury living, with a vast range of amenities, whilst delivering a full spectrum of care services, from assisted living to nursing and specialist dementia care. Every aspect has been meticulously designed with complete resident safety and comfort in mind, creating friendly environments that everyone can be proud to call home.

Signature Care Homes is now gradually reopening its homes to visitors including friends and families of loved ones as well as those who could benefit from its industry-leading accommodation and care. Homes are expansive and accommodate the spaciousness in which to adhere to social distancing, with each also completing a bespoke risk assessment and implementing strict new health and safety protocols to uphold the safest environment possible.