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...

Community Spirit

Community Spirit

Residents and colleagues at Mulberry were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from their local Morrison’s outlet, who were out delivering free fresh bread and bakery items to carers and key workers across the York area for everyone to enjoy and in recognition of the homes ha
Spires Smile Messages

Spires Smile Messages

Residents are writing wonderful appreciation messages to the team and team members are writing messages of thanks and support to each other.
Peter's Story

Peter's Story

Our resident Peter thoroughly enjoys spending time at his desk making some fantastic model planes and he would like to share where his love of model making began:
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

We try our best to provide a wide range of activities here at Hethersett Hall, to meet our resident’s needs and to encourage new interests and skills. A highlight this week has been Virtual Reality and each session has left residents in awe of how clever technology is nowadays!
Rainbow Trail

Rainbow Trail

We created some beautiful rainbow pictures with positive messages.
Kindness from Local School

Kindness from Local School

We were so happy to receive cards and messages of kindness from Clermiston Primary School which were handed in by their teacher, Claire Harvey.
A Kind Donation

A Kind Donation

We were delighted when we had a surprise visit from Tesco, who kindly donated bouquets of flowers for our residents. They certainly lifted everyone’s spirit and we enjoyed a lovely day decorating residents' rooms, the communal areas and enjoyed an afternoon activity of making table displays.
Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

We are working hard to ensure families stay in touch with loved ones, by making use of FaceTime, Skype, the telephone and letters. We are also sending regular email updates and photos to families.
Kindness in the Community

Kindness in the Community

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Badgeworth Court, ha closed its doors to visitors. We have started a new project: Kindness in the Badgeworth Community.
Messages of Kindness

Messages of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation colleagues at Lochduhar 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 the current coronavirus crisis.
Postcards of Kindness

Postcards of Kindness

Residents received some cards, pictures and postcards from kind members of our local community to help keep everyone's spirits up during this current crisis. 
Station Court Supports Food Bank Collections

Station Court Supports Food Bank Collections

A big thank you to our staff doing a quick whip around for our local food bank at times like these it is essential communities come together and we help one another where we can. Wansbeck Valley Food Bank were very grateful and are delivering to those in need.
Mother’s Day Lunch

Mother’s Day Lunch

A bittersweet Mother’s day this year, our ladies may of had a Skype call from families instead of hugs.
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Today we celebrated Mother’s Day at Ashlar house. Due to Government advice regarding COVID-19 we are limiting our residents exposure to the virus which has unfortunately meant no loved ones visiting their mothers today.
Postcards of Kindness

Postcards of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation, residents of Lindum House joined the initiative, 'Postcards of Kindness', and are delighted when the postman delivers their mail.