Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kristy Smith

My name is Kristy and I have worked at Alice Grange since March 2009. I started work as a Bank Carer – a job that was completely new to me, but which I soon found I loved.

After my time as a Carer, I was promoted to the position of Home Trainer. As a Home Trainer, it was my job to ensure that Alice Grange was compliant with all legislative and mandatory training and that the training delivered helped make our home a special place to be, with highly trained and motivated staff. I am very proud to say that I was nominated as Best Home Trainer at the Barchester Care Awards during my time in that role.

In March 2016, I was promoted to Unit Lead and set up a completely new residential community within the home. This was very exciting and my team and I worked so well together that we were nominated for a 'Best Team' award at the National Care Awards.

I am now the Deputy Manager here and I am very proud of Alice Grange; I love my job and have never once had a day at work that hasn’t filled me with joy.

Activities at our home

Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.

Life at our home

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Spring Has Sprung

Staff and residents have sown the seeds for a colourful summer; residents were delighted by their large wheelchair-accessible greenhouse and spent the day pottering in the garden.

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Tasty Tarts!

Residents on our Memory Lane Community chose to make and bake their own jam tarts. They came together to plan the activity and spent time reminiscing.

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Employee of the Month - April

Congratulations to Lennae, who works on our Memory Lane community, for being named as April's Employee of the Month here at Alice Grange.

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Memory Café Cakes

These were the cakes that were recently made for our Memory Café by Abbi, the granddaughter of an ex-resident. She has just launched her own cake making business, so volunteer, Eileen, asked her to bake some for us. They were lovely and she has stated that she would love to bring some more in for us next month.

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Getting Creative

During one of Alice Grange's recent arts & crafts sessions, residents produced this beautiful piece of artwork.

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Pizza Making

Residents recently enjoyed making some pizzas for their tea.

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