Meet our Activities Coordinator, Karen Warriner
Karen has been at Castle Park for over 3 decades. She was a carer who joined the activities team in 2017, and this role is simply made for her. Karen is an approachable, caring and knowledgeable about all residents, their loved ones and will always go out of her way to make people feel contented and valued.
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
Patricia Burnett, Hospitality Manager at Castle Park, was recently crowned the national winner in the Hospitality Champion of the Year category at the 2019 Barchester Care Awards on 3rd October.
Irene Lewis, Hospitality Operations Manager at Barchester and a judge for the category, said of Patricia that “Trish has worked as the Hospitality Manager at Castle Park 10 years and could not be more sincere, kind and caring. Her own mum told her she was born kind. She works hard to keep the home spotlessly clean in her own words, said she wants to give the clients a good standard of living. She knows her clients likes and dislikes and treats them all like friends, going above and beyond for them in her spare time. Trish deserves the award because even off duty Trish is always helping people, even saving someone’s life with CPR with her Barchester training. When questioned about this act of heroism from the local newspaper, Trish humbly said she was glad she could help and didn’t want any fuss, only pleased that the mother of 5 survived. To present this award to Trish is nothing short of an honour.”
Trish said of her win that, “I am very shocked and proud to be receiving this award. We work hard here at Barchester with a focus on the people we care for, and not for accolades, but it really is very special to be recognised in this way.”
Our Divisional Winners
Well done to Patricia Burnett, Karen Warriner, Karen Smith and Sonia Marie Richardson, who were named as Divisional Winners in the 'Hospitality Champion', 'Activities Coordinator of the Year', 'Community Engagement' and 'Care Practitioner of the Year' categories, respectively, for the 2019 Barchester Care Awards.
The festivities are in full swing at Castle Park; the staff, residents and relatives had a lovely time and the donkeys were thoroughly spoiled with lots of carrots and apples.
Open Day at Castle Park
Castle Park held a Mad Hatter's tea party for the National Care Home Open Day. Staff came dressed in costumes and everyone enjoyed the games, raffle and live entertainment!
Castle Park's Mediterranean Cruise - First Port: France
Castle Park has embarked upon its Mediterranean cruise for the summer, making it's first stop in France.
There was French food and music aplenty! Residents and staff were dressed in typical French clothing and thoroughly enjoyed the themed day.
The Castle Park Cruise Ship will be calling in Spain and Italy over the coming months.
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.