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Activities

Activities make up the most important part of all our days and at Barchester we ensure a variety that reflects the interests and capabilities of all the people we support. We have specialist activities staff and volunteers at all our homes and an expectation that as many staff as possible will get involved in activities work on a group and an individual level. All group and individual activity is designed to not only mentally and physically stimulate the people we care for but to enhance their life skills and feelings of purpose and self-worth.

We also work in collaboration with NAPA, the National Activity Providers Association, with whom we are also registered.

Popular clubs and interests include:

  • Art clubs
  • Gardening
  • Exercise and movement
  • News quizzes and discussion groups
  • Visits and care for pets and farm animals
  • Baking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cards, word and other games
  • Entertainers
  • Work linking with local schools
  • Historical and research work using computers
  • Trips and visits within the local region on the care home’s minibus

Spa treatments such as manicures, facials and complementary therapies (including Indian head massage) are on offer in many of our homes. Music therapy services are also available at our care homes.  We also work to keep up people’s links with family and with local communities; we are increasingly building homes with coffee shops and bars that encourage community contact.

What can we do to help?

We’re here to help in any way we can – whether that’s finding you the right support or helping you choose the best care home environment. Use our online care home search for more information on our services or for contact details to our individual care homes where you can arrange a visit direct. Alternatively, you can complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.