Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lynn Robinson
Hi, my name is Lynn Robinson, and I am one of the Activity Coordinators here at Castle Keep.
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 our home
We have recently acquired a greenhouse for our Nightingale unit, and the residents have been growing plants.
Congratulations to Our Memory Lane Champion
Angela Gardner, who has worked at Castle Keep Care Home for 20 years, was thrilled to be named ‘Memory Lane Champion 2016’ at the Barchester Care Awards for the fantastic care she gives to people living with dementia in the home’s Memory Lane Community.
The judges said: ‘Angela views herself as someone completely unremarkable but the opposite is true! She goes above and beyond in her role and will go into the home on her days off to make sure residents have an extra special time.’
Castle Keep had already won two awards in the first heats of the Barchester Care Awards. In addition to Angela, who won both a regional and national award, carer Shaun Hales won ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ in the regional heats.
Well done, Angela!
Castle Keep's Divisional Winner
Congratulations to Shaun Hales and Angela Gardner, who have been named as a Divisional Winners in the Carer of the Year and Memory Lane Champion categories at the 2019 Barchester Care Awards.
Open Day at Castle Keep
We celebrated National Care Home Open Day at Castle Keep Care Home in Hull. We had a 1940s theme and, amongst the housewives and land girls, 'Captain Mainwaring' turned up. The event was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor John Hewitt, and his Lady, the Hon Alderman, Mrs Betty Hewitt.
Employee of the Month - Lauren Cowper
Apprentice Lauren Cowper of The Castles Hull seen here receiving flowers, wine and chocolates after receiving the "Employee of the month". Lauren has been working very hard assisting and supporting all departments to ensure the smooth running of the homes. Senior General Manager Cyd Akrill said" Lauren has a fantastic work ethic and is always willing to help and assist all departments"
Lauren is seen here with GM's Amanda Griffiths and Gemma Pearson, resident Sarah Moody and training facilitator Tracey McManus.
National care home open day at Castle Keep
Our National Care Home Open Day was a huge success, with our 1940s theme being enjoyed by all. Both staff and residents were appropiately suited and booted in their vintage attire. We all thoroughly enjoyed the refreshments, beverages and organised activities - thank you to everyone who came and helped.