Activities at Chater Lodge Care 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.

Enriching life
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Maria Durrant

Activities Coordinator

Hello. I am Maria and I have lived in Ketton for most of my life. I worked at the local primary school before joining Chater Lodge in 2019. My first role here was as a Dining Host and have now found my passion in creating an interesting and inclusive programme of activities for all our residents. I like having fun with residents, dressing up, singing songs and celebrating special events. I love being a part of the team here and my career change to Activities Coordinator is the best thing I have ever done.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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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 Chater Lodge Care Home

Harrogate Chocolate Factory

We had a brilliant time across our services with Harrogate Skills 4 Living as they took us on a wonderful virtual visit to their Harrogate Chocolate Factory.

Residents were thrilled to discover details about the chocolate-making process and the fascinating journey from bean to bar, all while enjoying some delicious sweet treats.

The Factory aims to employ people with learning disabilities and autism, involving them in all parts of the process, from sorting and roasting the beans to packaging and sales. The experience was truly enjoyed by all who joined this event.

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Beat The Clock

We continue to celebrate a varied life enrichment programme and across our services we linked up with other Barchester care homes and hospitals up and down the country for some interactive Beat the Clock games. 

Our residents truly enjoyed solving word puzzles, conundrums and mathematical problems as part of Barchester’s very own game show series.

Everyone who joined had a fantastic time and enjoyed some friendly competition.


Easter celebrations

Residents and their families enjoy the Easter celebrations, which started with a Good Friday coffee morning were family members and their loved ones indulged in homemade hot cross buns, followed by Easter crafts on the Saturday and Easter fun in the grounds with a fabulous Easter egg and Bunny hunt All residents received an Easter gift and many reminisced that it was the only day they were allowed to eat chocolates for breakfast.

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St Patrick's Day

Residents and family and friends joined together to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland St Patrick.  Residents and their families indulged in delicious Baileys rainbow cakes and Guinness cake made by the fabulous kitchen team , while The Guinness flowed  drank out of leprechaun hats, followed by lots of shenanigans had by all.


Birthday celebrations

Resident’s at Chater Lodge have celebrated their special days with their families by their side.  Birthday banners and balloons adorned their  rooms, residents received  Gifts and Homemade Cakes made by  the fantastic kitchen team.

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Playschool visit for World book day

Children arrived at Chater Lodge dressed in their favourite book characters, from Minions to Princesses. Resident’s helped the children create book marks for the children to take home using a variety of crafts and textiles. The children then sat down sang songs to our residents and the playgroup leader Penny read a story full of actions joy and laughter. The residents enjoyed seeing the children and always look forward to their visits.

Upcoming events


Hello April! We are looking forward to a fun filled month ahead as we step closer to summer.

Food Bank - Second Helpings Drop off point

Chater Lodge is proud to support 'Second Helpings' in Stamford.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to make a real difference, enriching the lives of others? Become a volunteer. 

Looking for a place to host a meeting?

For more information why not pop in and see what Chater Lodge can offer you.

Blue Light Break

Calling all Emergency Services Workers. you are warmly welcome to make use of our cafe area and have a well deserved break.

Community Coffee Morning

Join us every Friday from 10.15am - 12.30pm for our Community Coffee Morning. Everyone is warmly welcome.