Meet our Activities Coordinator, Emma Crompton

Emma has been working at Bradshaw Manor since 2015 as a care assistant and unit leader for our Memory Lane Community, and has recently changed her role to our home's Activities Coordinator.

The main focus of her role is to ensure that residents have fun and that we provide exciting and therapeutic activities for everyone to benefit from.

Emma organizes a wide variety of activities to suit everyone’s needs in her weekly programme, including monthly entertainment, outings and animal visits.

Activities at Bradshaw Manor

We are always very busy here at Bradshaw Manor, with lots of different activities available to residents, including arts and crafts, baking club, gardening, flower arranging, 'Music & Movement', 'Time to Listen and a Tipple', group walks, a weekly visit from Shasta the pet therapy dog, one-to-one sessions with residents, weekly hairdresser visits, monthly minibus trips, music memories with Arfon fortnightly, a gentleman's club, a knit & natter club, monthly entertainment, Memory Café on our Memory lane community; aromatherapy sessions, bible stories, music memories, film afternoons with a fresh popcorn machine, reminiscence workshops, and the old favorites: bingo and quizzes.

Our aim is to provide fun and therapeutic activities for everyone to benefit from. At Bradshaw Manor, we endeavor to provide the best we can for everyone we support. As we say: the residents do not live in our workplace – we work in their home.

Life at Bradshaw Manor Care Home

Birthday wish comes true!

Resident, Ronnie Roach, at Bradshaw Manor Care Home celebrated his 93rd birthday this week. Ronnie has always been a massive Evertonian supporter, so with this in mind, staff wanted to make his birthday extra speical.

Ronnie has lived at Bradshaw Manor for just over a year and is loved by staff and residents alike. After contacting Everton Football Club before Ronnie’s big day, staff explained how a simple birthday card would mean the world to Ronnie from the club. They didn’t quite expect the lengths the club would go to, to make his day extra special!

Ronnie received two very special personal birthday messages from ex Everton players - Graeam Sharp and Ian Snodin. Both players wished Ronnie a happy 93rd birthday, whilst reminiscing over Everton players.

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Activities Coordinator wins National Accolade at Awards

Emma Crompton, the Activities Coordinator of Barchester Healthcare’s Bradshaw Manor Care Home in Rhyl, has won the Care Activities Coordinator/Facilitator category at the National Care Awards 2020.  

Organised by Caring Times magazine, The National Care Awards are the longest established annual awards for the care sector.  The awards celebrate the very best people working in the long-term care sector, highlighting their excellent work and rewarding those who work tirelessly to give outstanding care.

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We will Remember

Although under different circumstances, our residents came together to salute, raise a glass and shed a tear this Remembrance Day. Ronnie braved the wet and windy autumn weather and saluted, whilst facing our local remembrance garden. Ronnie then had his own 2 minutes silence whilst he paid his respects to those gathered in the remembrance garden.

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Residents to the rescue!

When our residents heard that our local nursery did not receive their pumpkins for Halloween due to the lockdown, our residents did not hesitate to help. Our residents sent 4 pumpkins to the children who were delighted! The children shared there fantastic creations with the residents, as did the residents share there spooky pumpkins!

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Residents enjoy life enrichment programme

The fun and laughter has continued at Bradshaw Manor care home, in Rhyl as residents regularly enjoy trying new activities including art clubs, gardening, news quizzes and discussion groups, virtual pet shows and competitions, baking, arts and crafts, Pen pal writing, and many more!

Residents at Bradshaw Manor have enjoyed our engaging activities programmes consisting of virtual entertainment, live exercise session, armchair yoga, religious services, theatre productions and virtual trip to the zoo, arranged by the homes’ activities team for residents within the home and local community groups.

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Remembrance Garden Tidy Up

Today our activities team and gardening team have been very busy tidying our local remembrance garden. The team have volunteered and spent the morning ensuring the grounds are tidy ready for remembrance day. Our residents have also been very busy making their very own remembrance crosses, which our team will take over to the grounds.  

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Upcoming events

Countdown to Christmas

Keeping our residents  engaged, connected and socially active through the festive period as we count down to Christmas here at Bradshaw Manor.

Continuing Life Enrichment

During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.