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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Malwina Hamraoui

My name is Malwina and I joined Ashby House as an Activities Coordinator in June 2016. I originally worked nights, where I got to meet many lovely residents and, after one year, I began working day shifts. I quickly realised that this was something I am passionate about; spending time with residents and making sure that they have fun and enjoy themselves at Ashby House is very rewarding.

I enjoy creating themed decorations for special events and baking with residents. It fills me with joy to come to work every day. I believe that, with smiles on our faces, we can make a big difference to the world.

Activities at Ashby House

Our Activities Coordinators are constantly striving to enrich peoples lives here at Ashby House. We stimulate people both physically and mentally by organising fun filled, group and individual activities to promote the well-being of those we support.

There are regular outings in our very own minibus and visits from PAT dog therapists, church services, musicians, dancers, and local school children. We also have our very own 'Good Life' gardening club, where we grow our own produce, which we then use in our cooking club. We also host weekly bingo sessions which are proving very popular and are growing in numbers.

Life at our home

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Santander Support

Santander interns visited Ashby to interact with residents and have a look around our newly refurbished home so that they could see how we spend our time and how they can better donate their time in the future.

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We are now rated 'Good'

We passed a recent CQC inspection with an overall 'Good' rating after being praised for a responsive, safe, effective, caring and well-led service. The CQC inspected the home on 22nd May 2018 and the report was released on 10th July 2018.

The report stated that, 'People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. Staff treated people with kindness, dignity and respect and spent time getting to know them and their specific needs and wishes. Care plans reflected people’s likes and dislikes, and staff spoke with people in a friendly manner”.

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Pop-Up Farm

Residents had an enjoyable day at Ashby House when we were visited by a pop-up farm. They got to see lots of animals up close.

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We are now 10-60-06 accredited!

Ashby House has achieved accreditation for a new standard of dementia care, which was developed by dementia care specialists at Barchester.

The 10-60-06 dementia programme will replace Barchester's current dementia care programme in order to ensure that the care services provided by our Memory Lane communities for people living with dementia are the best in the sector.

A huge well done to all of the staff, residents & families who have been involved in the journey to reach accreditation.

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June Open Day

We were joined by Becky Marshall on our open day, who provided live entertainment for residents, staff and guests. There were also plenty of games and activities for our younger guests to get involved with, and lots of amazing food that was prepared by our kitchen team.

We would look to say a big thank you to all the volunteers, loved ones and staff members who helped us make the day a special one.

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Refurbishment Party

We celebrated our refit in style with a party. There was plenty of live entertainment and even lady florist who was making flower displays for the home. We were also joined by some amazing dancers from our local community. It was a great time!

Upcoming events

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Vintage Tea Party

Join us for our Vintage Tea Party and enjoy a selection of delicious cakes and hot beverages.

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Ashby's Exercise Class

Enjoy our light exercise classes, designed to stimulate muscle strength and combat osteoporosis weakness and arthritis management.

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Monthly Lunch Club

Come along and enjoy a nutritious and delicious lunch prepared by our talented chef and served in our cosy dining room.

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