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

Minibus outing to Compton Acres

Today's minibus outing took us to the beautiful Compton Acres where we took a walk around the gardens and admired all the different plants they had. We then finished our trip with a visit to the café for a well-deserved drink and cake and we bumped into our friends from sister home Upton Bay Care Home - Barchester Healthcare who were also there for a visit.

It was a lovely afternoon and we will certainly come back again soon.

Wimborne Care Home

Wimborne Walks Miles

Wimborne knows how important our residents wellbeing is, which helps them live a fulfilled and enriched life. We completed a 20 mile walk in support of the Cycling Without Age trust that takes our residents out and about on the island. Our team here at Wimborne marched our way through golf courses, woodland, up some steep hills and finished the trek along the famous Billy Trail on the island. We were all absolutely shattered but we cheered up as soon as we saw our residents on the trike for the last half mile. Wimborne is all about Community and we couldn't be prouder to be part of this one!

Moors Manor Care Home

Table Tennis Tournament

Residents and staff at Moors Manor, laced up their trainers and warmed-up for the Table Tennis Tournament with our sister home Parley Place Care Home - Barchester Healthcare

Staff and residents took park in the tournament to see who would be the overall champions. Residents in team Moors were Pamela, Brian, Rita, Jean and team captain Jo, for Parley it was Shirley, Ivor, Carolina, Beryl and team captain Nick. The matches begun with Moors taking a lead but in the end it went 3 wins for Parley with 2 wins for Moors making Parley the overall winners.

We will be planning a re match here at Moors in a few weeks’ time where we plan to be the winners!!

Flowerdown Care Home

Flowerdown Fun with Finkley Weeke Pre School

Here at Flowerdown, we know how important it is to develop intergenerational relationships between communities and residents. Our friends at Finkley Weeke Pre School and Nursery paid a visit to our residents where they delighted in storytelling, magic tricks and Oscar winning performances of song and dance. Lots of giggling and mischief was had and we wouldn't have it any other way!

Moors Manor Care Home

Enable Launch Party

We launched our new Enable system in the home, which is where we have now transitioned over to electronic care planning. As always when we start something new and exciting in the home we then need to have a party to celebrate and boy did we celebrate!

We had entertainment from Nigel Revill - Lone Reveller Music who performed a variety of songs which as you can see residents and staff all were dancing along too. Our hospitality team provided us with a wonderful buffet of sweet and savoury treats which everyone enjoyed.

It was a wonderful afternoon with lots of laughter and fun.

Waterside Court Care Home

Pet Therapy

Donations made to Pets As Therapy (https://petsastherapy.org/), also gifted some toys and goodies for our wonderful Volunteer Mike and his adorable Therapy Dog Monty!

All the residents always look forward to and enjoy their weekly visits by Monty!

Waterside Court Care Home

Church Service

Sunday Church Services, thank you to Pastor Simon for the regular services that gets held at Waterside Court. We are so glad we can support services such as this for our residents so they can continue their practices. 

Silverbirch House Care Home

Double birthday fun at Silverbirch House

Double birthday fun at Silverbirch House this weekend! We celebrated not one, but two amazing ladies—Nikki, our superstar Employee of the Month, and the lovely June, one of our treasured residents. It was a weekend full of fun, sunshine, cake, and laughs! Happy birthday to these wonderful members of our ever-growing community!

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.