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...

Stay Home, Stay Home

Stay Home, Stay Home

All of us from Winchester House would like to send good vibes this Easter week to everyone and contribute in telling people to ‘stay at home’. This past few weeks, it's been very hectic and we would like to put smile on people's faces.
Stay Safe!

Stay Safe!

Residents of Sherwood Lodge have been overwhelmed with messages from their local community.
Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

Residents and colleagues at Woodhorn Park were delighted to receive a beautiful gift from the family of a former resident, which was a small gesture thanking the home for the care shown to their mum, and to residents now during this challenging period.
High Spirits

High Spirits

During these difficult times, we know at Hunters how important it is to keep up morale amongst the residents.
Egg-Stravaganza

Egg-Stravaganza

Residents at Ochil recently enjoyed an egg-stravaganza from the local community, who treated the residents to an early ‘Easter bunny’ when they were surprised by the generosity of their local Morrison’s store, who kindly delivered Easter eggs for every resident and staff member, and it meant such
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Balclutha Court is helping to tackle any feelings of isolation during this period within their own community.
Musical Magic

Musical Magic

Residents of Springvale Court enjoyed an afternoon of grins with a live music performance that took place at the home.
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation, staff at Marple Dale 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. 
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Springvale Court is helping to tackle any feelings of isolation during this period within their own community.
Rainbows for Windows

Rainbows for Windows

Some of our residents like to get creative with pencils and paints, so we printed off template rainbows for our residents to colour in to display in their windows and around the home.
Spring Sunshine

Spring Sunshine

Residents at Bloomfield recently enjoyed the spring time sunshine in the garden. Whilst practicing safe distancing, refreshments were served while Activities Coordinators at the home supported the residents by playing ball games to improve physicality and well-being.
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.