Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hannah Boscott

I have worked here at Chacombe Park Care Home since 2013; I started at Chacombe as a care assistant followed by becoming a senior carer before taking on the role as Activities Co-coordinator. I love being part of the fun and entertainment that we have here at Chacombe. I strive to ensure all residents we support are involved with everyday life at Chacombe one way or another by organising group and individual activities.

We have a varied activity programme that is never fixed and if residents are wishing to do an alternative activity this is never an issue. There are regular entertainers, PAT dog, themed events/days such as beach days, cultural days as well as celebrating the big calendar events such as Guy Fawkes. We also have regular trips out on the Mini Bus, which include visiting places of interest, lunch trips/afternoon tea. Relatives, friends and family are encouraged to join the activities that we have going on around the home as often as they can.

Activities at our home

We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Chacombe Park Care Home

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Blenheim Place

Residents visited Blenheim Palace to listen to the organ recitals, this was particular poignant, hearing some of HM Queen Elizabeth II favourite hymns being played as well as the national anthem

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Black Country Living Museum

Residents stepped back in time and exploring reconstructed shops, pubs and houses from the industrial revolution and attended a lesson in the school, which brought back memories of days gone by. Residents enjoyed traditional fish and chips cooked in beef dripping and visited the old fashioned sweet shop.

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Ice-cream delight

The team organised for a vintage ice cream van to visit the home for all residents and staff to enjoy.

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Adventures in the minibus

Residents love to visit and explore new places, this month they have enjoyed visiting Coventry Cathedral where they learnt about the vast history of the old Cathedral and the stark difference between the old and the new modernised Cathedral, residents were also able to join a short service of prayer in the Cathedral. We have also been out Sunflower picking at Glebe Farm, the field was full of gorgeous sunflowers and residents were able to pick their own stems to bring home.  

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Making wishes come true

Team members make a wish to come true, resident Wendy spoke about how she’d love to go swimming again, so we did just that. The team organised an outing to the open air swimming pool in Banbury, where Wendy enjoyed a morning in the pool followed by hot chocolate and cake on the pools edge.

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Tour De Barchester

Chacombe Park welcomed the Tour De Barchester. Riders took on a mammoth 211 mile ride across the country  raising money for Barchester’s charitable foundation. Our hospitality team laid on a delicious breakfast spread day, including bacon butties, fresh pastries and fresh fruit to keep the cyclists well fuelled and the school children came along to help cheer the cyclists on, enjoying breakfast with us too. Congratulations Team Barchester!

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