Celebrating life at Barchester

Whilst the world outside is in uncertain times, safe inside our Barchester homes our residents are carrying on with fun activities and we are joining forces with our local communities to share some cheer. Take a look at what we've been up to...

Postcards of Kindness

Postcards of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation, residents of Lindum House joined the initiative, 'Postcards of Kindness', and are delighted when the postman delivers their mail.
Family Skype Time

Family Skype Time

Residents are keeping in touch regularly with their loved ones by using Facetime & Skype. General Manager Elizabeth Walsh said "It's so important that we facilitate our resident's communication with their friends and families, it really is keeping people in a happy place."
Mother's Day

Mother's Day

As we celebrated Mother’s Day at The Cedars, daffodils were seen everywhere and residents enjoyed FaceTime, Skype and telephone calls from their children.
Messages Bring a Smile

Messages Bring a Smile

Wilma received lovely messages and pictures today from her Grandchildren sending love and saying thank you for all she is doing in her caring role.
Positive Words of Kindness

Positive Words of Kindness

The residents of Cherry Trees Care Home have been receiving some wonderful 'words of kindness' from schools in the area. We'd like to send a big 'thank you' to all the children at Tudor Grange Primary Academy Haselor, for their fantastic letters, cards and artwork.
Mother’s Day Kindness

Mother’s Day Kindness

Bedewell grange is getting lots of love and support from the local community in our pen pal scheme. Children and their families in the Hebburn area have been popping in with letters and little gifts for our residents for mother’s day.
Epsom Care home Uses Skype to Connect with Loved Ones

Epsom Care home Uses Skype to Connect with Loved Ones

Epsom Beaumont Care home recognises that people have basic needs: to feel safe, accepted, loved, and a sense of belonging. They also see that the use of technology in care can help support these needs—as well as improve health and wellbeing.
Personalised Messages

Personalised Messages

Since our home is closed to visitors and loved ones, we have decided to send personalised and to  include a photo of some of our residents holding their messages. The residents really enjoyed doing this as they hope it puts their loved ones' minds at ease.
A Generous Donation

A Generous Donation

Rothsay Grange received this very kind donation from our local TK Maxx branch here in Andover. The bags were filled with delicious treats for our hard working, dedicated team here at Rothsay Grange.
Flowers for Friends

Flowers for Friends

Juniper House is clearly the hub of its community.
Postcards of Kindness

Postcards of Kindness

Postcards of Kindness is an initiative which was launched originally in 2018 asking people to write and send postcards to residents of care homes.
Postcards of Kindness

Postcards of Kindness

Residents at Newlands Care Centre, Workington have joined the worldwide ‘Postcards of Kindness’ scheme last week. They have already received their first postcard from Stirlingshire with a lovely letter from the writer.