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...

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

With the absence of our regular entertainers, Winchester House continues to provide musical therapy to all of our residents as best we can.
It's the little things...

It's the little things...

Mount House received a very heartfelt message from Tracey Stevens, Store Manager, and her team at Dunelm in Shrewsbury, who wanted to donate something special to our home.
A Thoughtful Gift

A Thoughtful Gift

We received the above banner from a local primary school recently. The younger pupils used to visit our residents every Thursday ti share a story, a snack and an activity with them, and all of our residents miss them dearly.
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Residents are still keeping in touch with family and friends, and even taking part in activities with them. One resident here at Oxford Beaumont was sent some flowers by her sister, and we then organised a Skype video call so they could chat while she was arranging them.
Pen Pals

Pen Pals

Residents of Prestbury Beaumont have reached out to the community as part of their extended social network to seek pen-pals of all ages to remain connected during the current coronavirus crisis. The home has been delighted with the responses, and have been busy replying!
Sharing Artwork

Sharing Artwork

The residents of Fairview have been very lucky to receive lots of lovely mail from children from around the community.
Embracing Technology

Embracing Technology

Residents of Fairview have embraced technologly to keep in touch with their family and friends.
Grateful Staff

Grateful Staff

Cedars would like to give a massive thank you to the ladies in the local community for taking the time and effort to create the staff at Cedars beautiful tote bags and face masks. This enables us to put our uniforms into our colourful tote bags to transport home safely.
A Fresh Delivery

A Fresh Delivery

Residents and colleagues at Chester Court were delighted to answer the door to accept a special treat from their local Morrison’s stores.
A Kind Donation

A Kind Donation

Magnolia would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their kind donations. Tesco for all the Easter eggs, Hendon Bread Factory for their kind weekly donations of beautiful bread and cakes; Corona Care Challenge for the huge donation they also gave us.
A Letter to Loved Ones

A Letter to Loved Ones

Our residents have been using Skype to keep in touch with love ones, and have been blown away by modern technology. But for those who cannot quite grasp Skype, we have gone back to the old fashioned way of writing letters!
An Everyday Hero!

An Everyday Hero!

James Teasdale, Activities Coordinator at Sherwood Court, received a nomination for the BBC's 'Everyday Hero' award from a family member. This is what they said:
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

One of our residents Matilda, received special mail from her son Neil in the post this week. He had typed her a lovely letter telling his mum all about his holiday in Mexico.