Following a nomination earlier in the year, Yi-Lam Zheng, one of the activity team members at Milford House Care Home in Salisbury, has been announced as a finalist for the Arts in Care Homes Award at the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) Members Awards which will be held on Friday, October 6, in London.

Yi-Lam regularly leads sessions at the home during which residents bring their own works of art to life, with many pieces being displayed at the home’s art gallery. Over the last few months, the residents have been working on a series of works celebrating River Bourne Community Farm, the home’s nominated charity for 2023. The collection will go on display at the Waterstones in Salisbury at the end of August.

General manager Gemma Hicks said: “With perfect timing, this project was completed just as Yi-Lam was announced as a finalist. So to celebrate the announcement, a group of residents gathered with Yi-Lam to show off most of their completed work.

“To be chosen as one of only three finalists in this category is an outstanding achievement and, needless to say, we will all be cheering Yi-Lam on come October 6. So many, many congratulations from all of us.”