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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Terry Chaplin

I started working for Derham House in 2011 as a Healthcare Assistant. I had a break from care when I trained as a beauty therapist and returned to the home two and a half years later as an in-house Beautician.

My role was extended to Activities Coordinator in mid-2017, and it is now my responsibility to ensure that residents make the most out of their time at Derham House.

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.

Life at our home

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Employee of the Month - March

Congratulations to Deputy Manager, Crina Lee, who was named as Employee of the Month for March here at Derham House. Crina was selected due to her outstanding dedication; she works 6 days a week and is often engaged in supernumery duties.

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Pet Therapy with Grace

We enjoyed our weekly visit from Grace the dog at Derham House. She is very popular with all the residents, who enjoy her bubbly personality. 

Pet therapy brings some of the residents out of their shells, who would not normally get involved in activities otherwise.

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Flower Power

We hosted a flower arranging session in the garden room whilst enjoying cheese and wine. Our beautiful flowers were donated by Sainsbury's in Hornchurch, as always, and we are very grateful to them for their genrosity.

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Cheese & Wine Time

We had a cheese board with crackers and lots of wine going around Derham House recently. There were a large variety of cheese and wines for residents to choose from whilst doing other activities in our garden room.

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A Few Tunes on the Piano

A resident played a few tunes on the piano to the delight of other residents in the lounge, who sang along with the ones they new.

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Play Your Cards Right

Residents on both the Bridge and Foxhall units came together to join in with games and enjoyed a glass of wine or two and some cake. There were two winners at the end who shared a prize.

Upcoming events

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Hairdresser

Our Hairdresser, Jan, who has been working at Derham House since 1999, will now be joining us every Thursday, from breakfast to supper, to tend to residents' needs.

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Church of England Service

Here at Derham House already we have a catholic service and holy communion available every other Sunday.

We have arranged for a Church of England service to take place in our garden room every last Wednesday of each month, where practicing Christians will be able to receive the host or a blessing.

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