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...

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.
Letters from the Community

Letters from the Community

Every morning we receive kind letters, pictures, postcards or presents from lots of wonderful people from our local community.
Everything Will Be Fine Rainbow

Everything Will Be Fine Rainbow

Residents and staff at Southerndown have been keeping busy with arts and crafts and making an everything will be fine rainbow. This was a fun activity- everybody helped weather it was cutting out the hearts or placing the rainbow on the window.
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

To help with the residents being isolated from their loved ones, we have set up Skype and WhatsApp to keep in touch with them.
Virtual Pet Therapy

Virtual Pet Therapy

Residents at Fordmill recently enjoyed a virtual visit from Rapha the pet therapy dog, who treated them to a message of humour and positivity!
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

These cards and pictures and stories have been sent in to us by lots of pupils at St James The Great Nursery and Primary School in Thornton  Heath. They made contact with us through one of their staff members, Nicole Duffy, who knows the home.
A Kind Donation

A Kind Donation

Pirelli Football Club donated boxes of delicious treats to all teams at Lanercost House, who work tirelessly to ensure that all residents are kept safe. A big thank you to the Pirelli FC for their kind gesture & to all staff members at the home.
A Surprise Donation

A Surprise Donation

Team members and residents at Washington Grange received a surprise delivery recently. The local Aldi supermarket donated bread and delicious hot cross buns. Everyone at the home was grateful for this kind gesture and for the great community spirit.
Showing Our Appreciation

Showing Our Appreciation

Residents wanted to show appreciation to the NHS and care workers and all key workers by creating a poster. It was a lovely morning fill of laughing and smiles throughout.
Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

We are very pleased to have started a fortnightly doorstep coffee morning with our neighbours at Chater Mews bungalows. We delivered Easter eggs to doorsteps and love chatting from a safe distance.
Staying In Touch

Staying In Touch

Residents at Kirkburn Court, Peterhead have been hard at work creating cards to send to their loved ones as a surprise. They have decorated the front and written personalised messages on the inside.
Friends of Meadowbeck

Friends of Meadowbeck

Meadowbeck have teamed up with a number of local schools including Osbaldwick Academy and Heworth Primary School as well as young friends from the local community for a newly launched pen pal scheme, connecting residents within their homes with creative writing pupils to help combat social isolat