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...

Spread the Joy

Spread the Joy

Our lovely neighbours are sending rainbows of solidarity to our residents in this difficult time of COVID-19. Our lovely community sending also cards for our residents and team to keep spirits up.
Easter gifts from Morrisons

Easter gifts from Morrisons

A big thank you to Morrisons for the donation of a FREE Easter egg for every resident and staff member. They also gifted Werrington Lodge enough hot cross buns to see us all the way through this pandemic.  
Mother's Day

Mother's Day

All of our mums enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day. They loved the flowers we bought for them and also the homemade cakes and sherry that we had on offer. Cards were read out and gifts were unwrapped and lots of lovely messages came through from their loved ones via Skype or Facetime.
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

We would like to say a special thank you Upshire Primary School and the year 3 students at Theydon Boys Primary for their lovely bright pictures, poems and uplifting letters that they sent to Paternoster House for our residents and staff to look at, read and enjoy.
Enjoying a Cuppa in the Sunshine

Enjoying a Cuppa in the Sunshine

While the weather is bright and sunny we decided to make good use of our internal gardens by taking a cup of tea outside into the sunshine.
Rainbows and Best Wishes

Rainbows and Best Wishes

Here at Woodland View we are keeping positive and sending out love and support out to those in the community. We have made rainbows and banners to share our best wishes with those working in the NHS and to everybody in the community.
Keeping in Touch via Social Media

Keeping in Touch via Social Media

At Cookridge Court, we’re helping to tackle any feelings of isolation during this difficult time. Our teams are helping our residents use iPads, Skype, Facebook and facetime as a way to reach out to families, friends and loved ones.
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.