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...

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.
Open Arms

Open Arms

In recent months, Tyspane residents and children from Caen School have been taking part in an exciting initiative called the ‘Open Arms Dance and Music Project’ run by the Devon Dance Company. 
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

The children who usually visit from South Ottenington School have sent letters to our staff and residents to tell them they really being able to visit our home. We photocopied these letters and made a booklet, so all residents cot a copy to read, which they all loved.
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Resident, Eileen, experienced her very first video call over Skype to her daughter. As you can see, this lifted her spirits in these difficult times!
Anniversary Celebrations

Anniversary Celebrations

One of our residents celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary at Mount Tryon despite her husband not being able to visit due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. However, we organised a Skype call with her and her husband so they could celebrate together.
Smiles All Round!

Smiles All Round!

We were delighted to receive some wonderful pictures, poems and letters from our local school and children in the community. There were smiles all round from both residents and staff.
Keep on Moving

Keep on Moving

Bradshaw Manor residents were very lucky: our local gym hosted a live exercise class via webcam for our residents to join in with! The gym will be doing these session at 9am every morning to start our residents' days off!