Celebrating life at Barchester

We celebrate life through everything we do, from our thoughtful experiences and activities to our delicious food. We offer the latest technology as well as sensory engagement to nurture the wellbeing of our residents. With a wide variety of tailored activities and events we make sure our residents have the best physical, mental, spiritual and social stimulation, all bespoke to them. Take a look at what we’ve been up to…

Moors Manor Care Home

Visit to Riding for the Disabled Wilton Group

We like to make our residents wishes come true here in the home and this is exactly what we managed to do. On Friday we visited Riding for the Disabled - Wilton Group.

Jenny used to have her own horses when she was younger and enjoyed going on horse rides, Rita wanted to go and visit the horses and get up close to them.

The staff and volunteers here all do such an amazing job and were so happy to show us around and for Jenny and Rita to make some new friends. We then all enjoyed tea and cake afterwards and found out more about the wonderful work they do and we plan to visit them again very soon.

Brampton View Care Home

Birthday Celebrations



Celebrations have been in full swing at Brampton View Care Home, as one of its residents reaches her 90th Birthday!


Pat was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other residents as she reached her 90th Birthday. However Pat had decided the previous week that she didn’t want to be 90 this year and would like to revisit her 21st year. To receive her wish Head Chef Glenn Coombs created a birthday cake to mark Pat turning ’21 again’


The cake contained a photo of Pat and her favourite flowers of roses in icing. Pat, her friends and family tucked into the cake at a birthday lunch in her honour.


Pat commented “I have been thoroughly spoilt by everyone and the home has gone to so much effort to celebrate my birthday. It was nice to be 21 again for a few days but now I will return to my age of 90 and enjoy it with style!”

Mo Masedi, General Manager of Barchester Brampton View Care Home added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman in Pat as she reaches this amazing milestone. Pat is such a wonderful lady and we are pleased to have her with us and be able to celebrate her life and make her wishes come true.”



Waterside Court Care Home

Happy Easter!

All our residents got Easter Eggs delivered to them in the morning as well as a fun Easter Egg hunt with all the kids who joined us in this fun festive day.

A great Session of Arts and Crafts making Easter Cards! And Easter Bonnet decorating, so much fun and laughter during these sessions. The bonnets were so cute and creative.

Brampton View Care Home

And the Winner is.......Brampton View

The results are in from Barchester’s Easter cake competition. The winner is. . .

Brampton View!!! Huge congratulations to our Head Chef Glenn Coombs and his team who assisted with the wonderful creation 🏆

We are so proud of our team and what they have created and how is displays the story of Easter.

We hope you enjoy it as well. The cake is proudly on display in our reception area for all to see. Please pop along and view it in person. It really is deserving of that winning prize 🏆

We can’t wait to see what our team produce next!

Brampton View Care Home

Zoo comes to Brampton View

Once again our visit from Lucia's Tiny Farm has left us all smiling and amazed at these incredible animals.

Lucia visits Brampton View once a month with a variety of animals, this time around our visitors included a chicken, a puppy, bunny rabbits, guinea pigs and much more!

Both staff and residents eagerly awaited cuddles with their favourite little friends and Lucia spent time informing us on how to care for them all.

Conversations soon turned to pets we have had before and what we would liked to have had. Many memories were shared of pets throughout our lives and how much they meant to us.

We had a fantastic morning with Lucia and her amazing animals and we look forward to their visit next month.

Brampton View Care Home


A jam packed day here at Brampton View today! We began our St Patrick’s celebrations with a visit from Kerry School of Irish Dance who delighted us with their performances.

Many residents commented that it had been years since they had seen any Irish dancing and were blown away by the talent from such young adults and children.

We then enjoyed an Irish themed lunch from our wonderful kitchen team with a little tipple of Guinness.

Carole and Peter of Zing brought our day to a close with an afternoon of party music accompanied with Irish decorated cupcakes and themed ice cream sundaes.

Our themed events are a big part of our varied life enrichment programme here at Brampton View. If you would like to join us for our next event then please get in touch. We would love to welcome you.

Canmore Lodge Care Home

Burns Night

What a lovely day our residents had at Canmore celebrating Burns day with our traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties.

Followed by good old fashion sing along with the handsome Cameron playing the bagpipes

To end the evening on a high we had our lovely Highland Dancers performing for our residents thank you so much to our performers for celebrating Burns Day with us.

Thank you so much to our lovely staff for making this day a success.

Moors Manor Care Home

Moors Manor 3rd Anniversary

Well we certainly know how to put on a party here at Moors Manor. We celebrated the homes 3rd Anniversary and what a wonderful time it has been for the home.

The home was full to the brim with residents, their families and members of the community who all came along to help us celebrate. We had entertainment from Mike Sidaway and Steve Linney who had everyone singing and dancing. The dining team served a wonderful cream tea with prosecco which went down very well for everyone too.

Here is to many more happy years at Moors Manor.

Waterside Court Care Home

Bits & Bobs Playgroup

We had a great first session with Bits & Bobs Playgroup. It was lovely to meet the babies and toddlers as well as their parents. The residents absolutely loved this visit. 

Join us every other Monday morning at Waterside Court.


Waterside Court Care Home

Movie Night!

'Here we go again....' Mamma Mia at the Pictures!

Here we have our residents queuing up for their movie tickets, ready for an afternoon fun of Mamma Mia, we all had a great time singing along to ABBA songs and the movie itself was a good end to the day.

Waterside Court Care Home

Post-Modern Show by Fiona Harrison

Fantastic Post- Modern Show by the Fabulous Fiona Harrison. Thank you for the wonderful performance,  it's always an absolute pleasure having Fiona perform at Waterside Court, the residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

Sycamore Grove Care Home

Congratulations Margaret on celebrating your 101st birthday in style!

At Sycamore Grove we feel life experiences are important and as a surprise we arranged for Margaret to have her first Snooker lesson with Snooker Professional Mark Davis as a surprise for her 101st birthday!

Edingley Lodge Care Home

Knit & Natter

Here at Edingley Lodge our Knit and Natter group is a popular weekly event that a lot of our residents and even their guests enjoy.

The group is about being social and interactive as well as ensuring residents can still enjoy their favourite hobbies and learn new skills.

It is proven that knitting has many positive benefits including reducing anxiety, boosting confidence, it can help reduce the risk of memory loss, and empower our residents as well as engaging multiple senses.

Edingley Lodge Care Home

Elvis day at Edingley lodge

Edingley lodge was transformed into Graceland to mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 89th birthday on 8 January.

It is estimated that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide so to honour the undisputed King of Rock & Roll, the staff and residents enjoyed a fantastic day of music, fun and dancing.

This afternoon we had a live performance from Russel and everyone got involved & enjoyed an afternoon of great entertainment.

Snowdrop Place Care Home

The Importance of Community Involvement

Community involvement is a crucial aspect of our society, and it's heart warming to hear about people reaching out and inviting others to join in their activities. Recently, Fiona from Snowdrop Place Care Home - Barchester Healthcare was kindly invited to the Eastleigh Men's Shed to meet the guys and the work they do.

The Eastleigh Men's Shed is a community project that provides a space for men to come together and work on various projects, from carpentry to metalworking. The project is designed to tackle social isolation and loneliness in men and promote mental and physical well-being.

Fiona's visit to the Eastleigh Men's Shed was an excellent opportunity to learn more about the project and their work. She got to meet the guys and see the different projects they were working on, from making birdhouses to repairing old bicycles. She was amazed by the skills and creativity of the men and their dedication to the project.

Community involvement is essential for the well-being of our society, especially for our retired citizens. It is a great way to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly, who may feel disconnected from the community. It also allows different generations to come together, share experiences, and learn from one another.

Fiona's visit to the Eastleigh Men's Shed is an excellent example of how community involvement can positively impact society. It's heart warming to see people reaching out and inviting others to join in their activities, and we hope to see more of these initiatives in the future.



The Cedars Care Home

Swimming Wish Granted

When Jean came for ‘Tea and a Tour ‘ at Cedars she got chatting with our General Manager Sam Humphries.
She told Sam how much she missed swimming and hadn’t been for ages. Sam had a chat with our Activities Coordinator, Angela and a plan was hatched.
Following the tour, Jean joined us for a respite stay to recharge her batteries, enjoying some TLC, good company, good food and the family atmosphere that exists here at Cedars.

During her stay, Jean, Sam, Angela and another Cedars resident, Val, hopped on our minibus and headed off to Romsey Rapids and enjoyed the Older Adult Lane Swimming Session. 

The ladies had such a wonderful time in the pool and enjoyed a visit to the cafe afterwards.

Our mission is for our residents to flourish, enjoy life, continue with their hobbies and interests and we do everything we can to make this happen.
This year we have worked our magic to make our residents wishes come true……… Golf, Fishing, Swimming, The Races, The Theatre, Mottisfont Rose Garden, Fish and Chips at the Seaside, Boat trip….. the list goes on.

Spreading the festive cheer

Santa paid us an unexpected flying visit today to deliver a delightful Christmas tree for the residents on memory lane and a luxurious hamper to be won on Friday at our charity light switch on.

Mischievous Santa just couldn't resist photos with our residents before playfully disrupting the musical activity, followed by a quick freshening up in our lovely hair salon before leaving us.


Elgar Court Care Home

Snowflake Competition!

Elgar Court Care Home and the Friends of Malvern Community Hospital are running a 'Best Snowflake' competition.

Primary and pre-school children are welcome to enter.  Snowflakes can be decorated in anyway, but no larger than A4 please.

Submissions must be completed by Friday 15th December. 

There will be prizes for the most Christmasy, most fun and the snowflakiest snowflake!  One prize for each primary and preschool child.  

Our wonderful residents will judge the Snowflakes on Monday 18th December (prizes will be given out on 19th December).