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
First prize for Bradshaw Manor
Bradshaw Manor are delighted to have won first prize in a community competition for the ‘Best St David’s Day Display’. Our residents enjoyed working as a group to make our display as colourful and bright as possible! We even had the King of Wales himself, Sir Tom Jones join in the display!
Local Fire Station help with birthday celebrations
Celebrations have been in full swing at Bradshaw Manor Care Home as one of its residents, Tony Mitchell reaches his 80th Birthday in style with the help of some old colleagues.
Tony, who has been at residents at Bradshaw Manor Care Home for 3 years, was born in Madras, India, but later moved to Wolverhampton where he met the love of his life of 60 years, Joan. Tony served as a fire fighter in Newport, Shropshire for 38 years, and was also promoted to station officer in his time.
With the help of staff at Bradshaw Manor, Tony enjoyed a personal birthday video from the team a Newport Fire Station which was shown in the company of others residents.
In preparation for Valentine’s Day, our residents have enjoyed sharing their own Valentines advice. They were of mixed opinions but generated lots of laughter!
Working 9 to 5
Today are Memory Lane residents have been very busy helping and serving customers in our own Bradshaw Manor Shop!
Brierley’s Boutique has been fantastic for our residents. Not only does it give our residents the opportunity to do a little shopping, but our Memory Lane residents love helping stocking the shelf’s, completing stock checks and running the till.
Arts Council Wales Project
Bradshaw Manor are delighted to be one of the Welsh Care Home’s chosen to work with Arts Council Wales. The project is to ensure care home residents in Wales have the opportunity to enjoy virtual live entertainment! We have welcomed some fantastic into our home virtually through this fantastic project which our residents have really enjoyed. The project has a variety of entertainer, so there’s something for everyone!
RNLI Big Dip
Bradshaw Manor has raised a fantastic £100 in aid of the RNLI. 6 of our fantastic team members volunteered to get a little wet whilst our staff and residents threw some very cold water! Our residents have really enjoyed such a fun way of raising funds for a fantastic organisation.