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...

Pen Pals

Pen Pals

Residents have started a pen pal scheme with people from the local community to keep in touch. Along with using Skype residents have been busy writing letters and notes to friends, family and children living in the community that are temporary unable to visit.
Spread Hope

Spread Hope

Residents at Austen House have keeping busy during this time by making rainbows! This is one of the ways being used to try and keep morale up in communities is by painting rainbows
Hollyfields Stays Connected

Hollyfields Stays Connected

Here are Hollyfields we are doing everything we can to support not only our residents but also their friends and family through this tough time. Staff are really embedding the whole home approach with activities and the atmosphere is pleasant, fun and engaging.
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

We don't usually stand that far away from residents but, we have to distance a bit under the current circumstances. 
Staying Connected

Staying Connected

Our activities coordinator Jo-Anne has been taking time to link our residents with their loved ones during this testing time. It’s so heartwarming being able to bring families together albeit virtually.
Rainbow Smiles All Around

Rainbow Smiles All Around

Our residents were thrilled to receive letters and rainbow pictures from the local Alcester community and school children; they certainly brightened the day! We want to send a big 'thank you' to everyone and ask you to keep them coming, we will put them all on display for every resident to enjoy.
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

We would like to say a big thank you to the children of Mount Pleasant Primary School who spent an afternoon drawing beautiful rainbows and writing letters. They then sent them to the residents to help cheer them up, as many are missing the regular visits they have from family.
We'll Never Walk Alone

We'll Never Walk Alone

We were thrilled to receive a certificate of support from Liverpool Football Club. Following an email to the club by one of our Nurses, who is a staunch supporter, the Club sent the certificate through. It is now proudly displayed throughout the Home for the residents and staff to see.
Community Spirit

Community Spirit

Residents and colleagues at Mulberry were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from their local Morrison’s outlet, who were out delivering free fresh bread and bakery items to carers and key workers across the York area for everyone to enjoy and in recognition of the homes ha
Spires Smile Messages

Spires Smile Messages

Residents are writing wonderful appreciation messages to the team and team members are writing messages of thanks and support to each other.
Peter's Story

Peter's Story

Our resident Peter thoroughly enjoys spending time at his desk making some fantastic model planes and he would like to share where his love of model making began:
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

We try our best to provide a wide range of activities here at Hethersett Hall, to meet our resident’s needs and to encourage new interests and skills. A highlight this week has been Virtual Reality and each session has left residents in awe of how clever technology is nowadays!
Rainbow Trail

Rainbow Trail

We created some beautiful rainbow pictures with positive messages.
Kindness from Local School

Kindness from Local School

We were so happy to receive cards and messages of kindness from Clermiston Primary School which were handed in by their teacher, Claire Harvey.