Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hannah Fawcett
Having finished university with a BA Hons in Fine Art, I found Cubbington Mill the perfect place to share my creative ideas through unique experiences for each resident. I am constantly inspired after my daily conversations with the residents – this helps me to tailor activities to suit them and keep them as independent and positive as possible. I particularly enjoy it when I see a resident come out of their shell through an activity, whether that be listening to their favourite song that brings back memories of their youth or doing something they haven’t tried before.
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 Cubbington Mill Care Home
Knitting for Baby Hospital
Residents are enjoying knitting clothes & blankets for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice in Coventry. Knit & natter group are happy to be supporting local babies and infants, it is such a worthwhile cause.
Making posies for Kindness day
For random acts of kindness day, we enjoyed flower arranging beautiful bouquets for local Women’s Institute members in Ryton-on-Dunsmore. They were thrilled with the posies!
World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands day aims to raise awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. We made fat balls to encourage more birds to visit our beautiful gardens.
A Get Together at the Cubbington Pub!
We listened to traditional pub songs, played dominoes and darts & finished with a quiz. All whilst enjoying beer, lager, mocktails and more!
Vaccinations Lift Our Spirits
Staff and residents were delighted to be invited to have the vaccination which has lifted everyone’s spirits after what has been a very challenging year for everyone.
Enjoying Christmas Lunch
Cat our Deputy Manager was in festive spirit serving our Christmas day lunch, thank you to our chef & dining team for a wonderful meal. Presents opening in the morning, games and carols in the afternoon, what a lovely day.