Meet our Activities Coordinator, Farook Kapadia
Farook joined Ashchurch View in late 2018. He is an excellent communicator, approachable, well-presented and able to establish good working relationships with individuals, groups and relatives.
Farook is creative and ambitious, and is able to use his own initiative to implement new ideas and techniques.
Farook has over 15 years of experience working in the care sector, working alongside all ages with people who are living with all kinds of conditions, including learning disabilities and dementia.
Before Barchester, Farook worked as a Activities Coordinator in another nursing home for 2 years.
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 Ashchurch View Care Home
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – everyone can celebrate! It’s the perfect occasion to show love and affection to family and friends.
It’s also a great opportunity to decorate your home with love hearts and colourful roses around the home. Here at Ashchurch, we decorated the home and we played a Valentines Bingo game, which everyone enjoyed.
International Pen Pals
An exciting new scheme is being rolled at Ashchurch View to try and keep residents engaged in active and meaningful activities during lockdown.
Children from Japan who are studying English have been sharing information in their letters about their hobbies, how they are finding studying English in school, their favourite foods, places, what they like to eat, and asking residents lots of questions.
We have received the first bundle of letters & gifts from the school children, and we’ve been very excited to show these to residents.
It’s a really special way for residents at the home to stay connected with their Pen pals, and we are looking forward to sitting down and helping to write letters back to the children.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
The festive season is nearly upon us; with it comes excited children, decorations in our homes, gift buying, feasts and entertainment.
For many of us, Christmas is a magical & joyful time of the year. Christmas music, mulled wine and, of course, delicious pigs in blankets are enough to get the majority of us into the festive spirit!
Many of us are in the age group that we know people who have been in the military, we know people who are veterans, we know that they need to be remembered, and this was our way of trying to acknowledge each and every one of them.
We held a Mexican-themed day; we dressed up in ponchos and lovely Mexican hats. A special Mexican lunch was made by the kitchen staff, and we enjoyed fun Mexican music.
We are now open!
It has been a struggle for many recently, particularly those with dementia. Ashchurch View has done their utmost to maintain contact through video calls and visits through the window, but it has still been a tough time for many.
By allowing visits to the home we can now safely facilitate visits between residents and families, which will have enormous benefits for everybody’s health, happiness and well being.
All visits are booked in advance and thorough cleaning of the area is undertaken after every visit to ensure the safety of residents, staff and visitors.