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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hayley Gibbs

Hayley joined Cubbington Mill in July 2015 as a Carer. She took on the role of Activities Coordinator in July 2016. She transitioned into the care sector after heaving worked in pre-schools for ten years. She enjoys being creative and keeping the residents' minds active.

Hayley enjoys taking the residents on day trips and having guest performers and regular exercise classes at Cubbington Mill. In Hayley's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing at home.

Activities at Cubbington Mill

Every day we run different activities throughout our home. The activities are designed and adapted to each individuals personal needs. The activities are designed to mentally and physically stimulate the people we care for and also to enhance their life skills and feelings of purpose and self-worth. The activities encourage interaction on a one to one basis, in small groups, in large groups and some are designed for the whole home including staff to be involved in.

We are registered with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) which ensures we are able to achieve and continually progress to enhance the quality of life for those we support in the home. We provide entertainers such as singers, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, poets and dancers. We also have regular exercise classes and arts and craft classes. Relatives and visitors will be able to see what me make in these classes on display around the home. We have regular trips out on the mini bus to visit garden centres, enjoy high tea, visit the butterfly farm and spend the day at the zoo with a picnic. We encourage the local community, schools, colleges and relatives to come and join us for activities, tea and cake and to visit to share their skills as much as possible. 

Staff from across the home are always willing to help and share their knowledge and skills across a whole range of activities we have had everything from carers preforming Bollywood style dancing to cooking classes from the chef. We feel activities are a vital part of the residents lives to ensure they are stimulated mentally and entertained.

Life at our home

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Colour Therapy

We had our monthly visit from the local Cubbington Church of England Primary School. We had been informed that the class enjoyed doing art and chatting, so we organised a colour therapy session. The children and residents all had a heart and had to fill it with things they loved, which ranged from a nice hot cup of tea to running around the playground.

The children and residents had great fun chatting and talking about what they were each drawing in their hearts. We all enjoyed having homemade biscuits and cakes and a drink after our busy session.

The children didn’t want to go back to school when our time had come to an end, even though it was time for their parents to pick them up.

We are already looking forward to their next visit!

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Bible Studies

We invited our local vicar, Graham Cole from St Mary’s Church, to come and chat to us about his recent trip to the Holy Land. Residents enjoyed looking at the photographs of the Mount of Olives, the western wall and all the churches in the area. They asked questions and prayed with Reverend Cole and discussed how they felt about their faith. We enjoy our sessions with the local church and are looking forward to seeing some more photographs.

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Knit & Natter Group

We have started an early morning Knit & Natter Group at Cubbington Mill. We have had a chat about a knitting project to complete for our local primary school. We know it is going to be an ongoing project over some weeks, but we are looking forward to sharing our finished products and delivering them to the school.

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End of Year Drinks

Today, we had a gathering with residents, friends and families and enjoyed an afternoon drink. We had a selection of drinks available, including Baileys and gin & tonics. We chatted about the year’s events and what we had enjoyed the most. We had great fun talking about what everybody had been up to. We are all happy to have celebrated Christmas and are looking forward to 2018.

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Karaoke with the Kids

We had a visit from North Leamington School Students. They bought along a karaoke machine, bingo with festive prizes, a quiz and some great cracker jokes.

The students and residents had great fun singing along to some of their favourites, from Shaking Stevens to Buddy Holly. They all enjoyed the experience and got competitive with the festive bingo to win the Christmas tree decorations – and the quiz was a big hit!

Fun was had by all and we are already planning for residents to visit the school and the students to come and see us again.

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Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day is always a big hit with staff and residents at Cubbington Mill. It's always an affective way of spreading the Christmas cheer throughout the home and raising money for charity in the process is a bonus.

The staff and residents enjoyed seeing all the different styles of jumpers people had found and enjoyed talking about how on earth they come up with all the ideas for them.

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