Activities

Each home has an activities coordinator who organises a wide ranging programme of activities.

We are keen to tailor the programmes to the interests and hobbies of individual residents. Many activities take place in small groups, but we also arrange activities on a one to one basis to ensure everyone has the opportunity to take part in something which they find interesting and stimulating.

Our facebook page is full of photos highlighting a variety of activities from around the homes (scroll to the top of this page and click the ‘f’ in the top left hand corner)

We have in-house activities such as gardening clubs, baking clubs, crafts and exercise groups.

In normal circumstances we welcome a wide range of speakers and musicians, actors and dancers into our homes to give talks, recitals and performances. At present, a small number of performers are being invited to visit under carefully controlled conditions.

We are delighted to have strong links with local schools and colleges who regularly visit our homes, and currently many have kept in touch by sending videos, letters and postcards to our residents.

Our fantastic 'trishaw' (donated by Signal) enables residents to enjoy a cycle ride along the traffic free Honeybourne line footpath in Cheltenham. For more information click the link the graphic on the right hand side.

We have a fleet of vehicles including a minibus, which facilitates our wide range of visits to local places of interest. All visits and trips are made with careful research and with strict infection control protocols. In previous years the annual holiday for residents has also been a highlight.

For those who stay in their bedroom, either by choice or due to ill health, we work to find things they enjoy on a one to one basis. This might be playing a board game or reading to them.

We always welcome new suggestions and ideas so please get in contact with the home manager or activities teams.

Cycling without Age project

Cycling without Age project

“Wow.  The staff at this home go above and beyond what is expected of them, always having a smile and chat and the best bit, they do not rush the time they have with residents giving high-class care to all. Care is always at the forefront of what they do, from day trips to holidays ad daily activities. It’s a home from home. I would thoroughly recommend them.”

Royal Court September 2020