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...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Residents of Threshfield Court have been busy making rainbows, which they have displayed at the entrance of the home. Resident, Alec, was also delighted to read correspondence and art work from some of the home's local schools: Upper Wharfedale School and Grassington and Cracoe Primary School.
Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

Residents of Sherwood Court have been busy making rainbows, which they have displayed on windows throughout the home in recognition of the NHS and all the care key-workers out there. 
Musical Magic

Musical Magic

Hazel enjoyed playing the piano in our main lounge wearing a protective mask. Despite all that is going on around us, the residents keep their spirits up and keep doing what they enjoy while also bringing pleasure to others (within an ear shot).
Maple Leaf Beach Party

Maple Leaf Beach Party

How do you celebrate your 66th wedding anniversary when the world is in lockdown? On Friday 27th March, the dining room was turned into Skegness (or any other beach for that matter) for the day.
A Special Delivery

A Special Delivery

Residents and colleagues at Sherwood Lodge were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from their local food outlet, Zebra. The boxes were filled with fresh produce of fruit and vegetables for everyone to enjoy during this difficult period.
The Rainbow Tree

The Rainbow Tree

Residents and staff came together to create a lovely rainbow tree. We hung inspiring words and quotes to uplift each other and bring some sunshine to our home.
NHS Rainbows

NHS Rainbows

Residents at Henford have been busy making rainbows in support of our NHS staff at this difficult time. They have been displayed in our window for all to see. We even received a lovely email from a neighbour along with a picture of her 3 year old with her rainbow.
Social Distancing Workout

Social Distancing Workout

Here at Woodside, social distancing isn’t stopping us from working out!
Avon Calling

Avon Calling

At Woodhorn Park, residents and colleagues were delighted to receive bags of treats from local Avon representative, Kasie, following a community appeal to recognise the hardworking staff at the home. 
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation, colleagues of Woodhorn Park reached out to the community as part of their extended social network to seek pen-pals of all ages. We reached out to nurseries, schools and members of the community to remain connected during the current coronavirus crisis. 
Rainbows of Hope

Rainbows of Hope

Our residents and staff wanted to do something to help feel connected to those outside that may be passing by, so we decided to go ahead and make a rainbow of hope to make people smile.
Smile Board

Smile Board

We had lovely letters sent to us from Mill Lane School, including a lovely poem.
Rainbows and Paintings

Rainbows and Paintings

We are still crafting here at Ashby House. Across the country many children have been colouring and painting rainbows to spread hope in response to the Coronavirus.
Residents Receive Messages of Kindness

Residents Receive Messages of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation colleagues of Meadow Park reached out to the community as part of their extended social network to seek pen-pals of all ages reaching out to nurseries, schools and members of the community to remain connected during this difficult time.
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Due to the current situation and not being able to have visitors here at Shelburne Lodge, residents have been able to keep in touch with their loved ones Over Skype and by writing letters.