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)
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.
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.