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.

We welcome a wide range of speakers and musicians, actors and dancers into our homes to give talks, recitals and performances.

We are delighted to have strong links with local schools and colleges who regularly visit our homes and day care hub

Our fantastic 'trishaw' enables residents and day guests to enjoy the fun and freedom of a cycle ride. For more information click the 'Cycling without Age' link 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.

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

I joined my Dad for a music and movement session provided by an external provider. This was appropriately planned, superbly led and uplifting! Every resident was encouraged to join in, which indeed they did, as and when they wished with obvious pleasure. A warm and friendly atmosphere resulted with lots of smiles and laughter. Thank you to the staff for providing these opportunities and also for all the excellent regular in house activities they provide themselves. Much appreciated!

Astell House September 2023