STAFF from a care home in Grassington will be getting into their pyjamas on Thursday (October 10) to raise money for charity, and also to help residents with dementia get a better night’s sleep.

The team at Anchor’s Gills Top in Scar Street have decided to swap uniforms for pyjamas before the residents go to bed and create a relaxed and calming environment to aid residents’ night time routines, especially those living with dementia.

The carers will also be asking for voluntary donations to the Children’s Trust which is raising money through its National Pyjama Week. All the money raised will help the trust provide support for children with brain injury and neuro-disability.

Kirsty Francis, manager of Gills Top, said that studies had found that when care teams wear night clothes shortly before residents with dementia go to bed, this helps them settle and have a better night’s sleep.

She said: “It will be really interesting to see the impact of staff wearing pyjamas to see if this helps our residents settle at night. We have many residents living with dementia and have developed lots of different ways to support them to help them lead as fulfilling and happy a life as possible.”