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.

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.

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

Chippy Teas all around at chater Lodge

Staff and residents at the Chater Lodge Care Home in Ketton had a fantastic time celebrating National Fish & Chip Day on ‘Fryday’ 2nd June, surely one of the best days of the year!

Our brilliant team in the kitchen whipped up a selection of different flavoured batters for residents to try along with some home-made tartare sauce and mushy peas, everyone had a great time guessing the different batter ingredients.  The sun was shining so residents took to the garden to eat their fish and chips.

Bank Holiday Fun

Chater Lodge Care Home in Ketton decided to celebrate the start of the bank holiday weekend with a good old fashioned knees up in the garden!

Residents, their relatives and staff all got involved embracing the summer sunshine and held a tea party in our beautiful patio garden area.

There was sparkling refreshments and snacks on offer as our residents enjoyed singing along to some of their favourite hits. Including the Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley.

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Chater Lodge Supports Dementia Action Week

Chater Lodge care home, in Ketton held a week of special events: featuring reminiscence session’s, music from the past, therapy dolls and robotic animal companions during Dementia Action Week, which is from 15th- 21st May, and aims to raise awareness of dementia. 

The home cares for people living with dementia in its Memory Lane Communities – unique environments, designed to encourage active and enjoyable living. The person-centred care provided in these communities can bring out the best in those who live there and offer much-needed quality care to the wider community.


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Mini bus Trip

Phyllis loves to shop! Phyllis was overwhelmed that she was the first resident to use our mini bus. Off she went with Zoe, our general manager, to several shops. They enjoyed looking at clothes, homeware and enjoyed reminiscing over a hula hoop that she used to play with as a little girl. On Phyllis' shopping trip she was able to buy treats for the rest of the residents back at Chater Lodge.

Pamper Sessions

What a wonderful day for our residents! They got to pamper themselves with a visit to the hair salon, where they received a soothing hand massage and a manicure with their favorite colors. They also enjoyed the calming sounds of nature and the pleasant aromas of lavender and jasmine. They felt valued and appreciated, and their smiles brightened up the whole place. We are so happy to see them happy!


Virtual Reality

What a wonderful day for our amazing residents at Chater Lodge! They got to experience a fantastic virtual reality head set, kindly donated by one of our staff members. They had a blast exploring the underwater world and meeting all kinds of sea creatures. They can't wait to see what other adventures await them in virtual reality!

Upcoming events

Blue Light Afternoon

Join us at Chater Lodge as we warmly welcome PC Rebecca Angel into our home as she tells our residents and guests about her role in the local police force. 


Let's make memories together as we step into June.

Art Exhibition

Chater Lodge in Ketton will be celebrating local creative talent by holding an art exhibition on Friday 16th June.


Coffee Morning

Join us at our popular coffee morning and make new friends!