Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sophie May
I joined Cubbington Mill on 4th November 2019. I'm front an arty background and hope it shows in the activities I organise. I love working with the residents and putting a smile on their faces.
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
The charity, Guide Dogs, came in to give us a talk on what they do as a charity and also let us stroke the incredibly cute dogs, Falstaff and Millie. We hope to see more of the charity and we will be hosting a coffee morning for them in the New Year.
This is our wreath, decorated here in Cubbington Mill with our arts and crafts group ‘Creative Mojo’. We have hung this at the reception for all visitors to see our hard work!
Our lovely residents at Cubbington Mill enjoyed a Zumba class here at the home.
Our residents made beautiful poppies for Remembrance Sunday to show their appreciation for the members of the armed forces, who have died in their line of duty.
Residents at Cubbington had a lot of fun preparing for our Halloween celebrations.
Celebrating 20 Years
Senior General Manager, Glynis Sheasby, celebrated 20 years of service at Cubbington Mill. She was presented with her award and flowers by Acting Regional Director Clare Mudge.