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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 - January

We would like to congratulate Julie Beamish, who was named as Derham House's Employee of the Month for January. Well done!

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Wine & Scrabble Afternoon

We enjoyed a good game of Scrabble with a few glasses of wine whilst listening to some tracks on YouTube. Residents who didn't wish to play got to enjoy some delightful manicures.

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Barchy's Raffle

We have had a raffle going since Christmas here at Derham House and our very own Barchy Bear recently picked the winners.

First prize was a beautiful hamper; second and third prizes were some perfume/bath sets.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets; this has helped us raise some money for the residents' fund. 

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Coffee Shop Visit

Residents enjoyed a trip out to the local coffee shops to ndulge in lattes and cappuccinos.

There’s nothing like the fresh smell of coffee to brighten your day. Going forward,  we will be making regular trips out in the new year to local coffee shops.    

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Employee of the Month - November

Congratulations to our November Employee of the Month, Emily Hamilton, who is an amazing Healthcare Assistant at Derham house, who always goes above and beyond.

Emily is a true angel and is loved by everyone, from residents to their relatives to her fellow staff memberss.

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Christmas Party

We had a fantastic Christmas party with Carly Hipson singing and an open buffet for our guests, washed down with lots & lots of drinks, from Buck's Fizz to wine & beers. 

Residents and their family members joined us to dance the night away, and Barchy Bear helped Santa hand out the presents for residents.

We finished off with some karaoke before all heading to bed. What a party to remember – such fun!

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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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What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01708 548 326

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01708 641 441

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