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

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PRIDE preparations

Today, we enjoyed getting very messy getting prepared for our PRIDE festival! Residents helped make a colourful backdrop for the event by using paint and paint guns. Residents enjoyed this very different way of painting as well as lots of laughter and fun!

Hereford Cathedral virtual event

We had a lovely time joining the team from Hereford Cathedral for an exciting virtual session.

We enjoyed a glimpse of this spectacular building and its treasures in a series of short pre-recorded videos. From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.

It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.

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Home win floristry competition

Residents at Barchester’s Bradshaw Manor care home in Rhyl have won a floristry competition run by London-based florists, Blooming Haus.

Residents and staff were treated to an interactive virtual floristry masterclass courtesy of Master Florist, Michal Kowalski, from Blooming Haus. 

They were invited to gather together flowers and foliage chosen by themselves and follow Michal’s demonstration to create their own displays.  Residents’ arrangements were then entered into a Facebook competition judged by Michal and Michael, the visionaries behind Blooming Haus.

Bradshaw Manor beat over a hundred other entries to win the Colour category in the competition with their stunning colourful display. Their prize is £100 in Love2Shop vouchers which they plan to spend on gardening equipment to continue our floral activities.

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Wild safari life with Knowsley

Here at Bradshaw Manor we were pleased to be able to dive into the wild safari life of Knowsley Safari and to enjoy an amazing live stream tour of the park’s grounds.

Our residents were smiling and laughing as they got up close and personal with some of the safari’s most popular animals, including giraffes and meerkats and many more!

We had a wonderful time learning more about the animals and enjoying some live feeding demonstrations. 

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Blooming Haus

Here at Bradshaw Manor in Rhyl, we were delighted to spend time creating a beautiful floral masterpiece to enter the #BloomingBarchester competition in partnership with Blooming Haus following their amazing virtual flower arranging masterclass. 

We all had a wonderful time decorating and working on our arrangement and we are happy to say we were impressed with our skills in applying all the tips and ideas learnt during the class to make a colourful floral design.

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The ice-cream van!

Bradshaw Manor residents enjoyed a sweet treat when the ice cream van came to visit. The ice cream van came along to help us celebrate one of our lovely residents 90th birthday! Residents enjoyed choosing their own delicious treat. The old favourite 99 was a big hit!