A NORTH-EAST care home that's been in lockdown has come up with a fun way to keep its residents entertained - with a game of Hungry Hippos.

Staff at Roseleigh Care Home in Middlesbrough have introduced the game as part of their regular routine to keep residents stimulated.

Fiona Fewster, Deputy Manager at Roseleigh Care Home, told The Northern Echo how it had made a noticeable difference in residents' mood. 

She said: “We have a varied activity programme at Roseleigh and are always looking to introduce new and different things which will help stimulate our residents and, just as importantly, be lots of fun.

“Hungry Hippos was a game introduced in the late 1970s so we knew many of our residents would have played it with their families and therefore this would have brought back lots of happy memories for them."

“We obviously played it on a much larger scale and everyone had a great time either playing or watching it.

"It’s definitely going to become a regular part of our activity programme and we are now thinking of other old games we can scale up to play in the home.”

The home will continue to come up with new ideas as part of the new routine.