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.

Kay Thompson

Activities Coordinator

I have worked in the care sector for many years. I am fully trained in dementia awareness, and I have also trained as a dignity champion. I have been working here at Derham House since March 2019, and I am really enjoying my role here.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Derham House Care Home

Competition time

Its competition time at Derham House.

Send us your best pet photographs and we will enter them into our hamper competition.

Closing date is 17th March 2023

The winner will be selected by our residents and the hamper will be presented to the winner at Derham House shortly after.

Get snapping and send in your adorable pet pics.

Trip to St Joseph’s Church

Today at Derham House, we took a trip to St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Upminster for Sunday mass. Research shows that regular attendance at church services may significantly decrease your risk of loneliness by providing social support.

Church makes it possible to meet community members and new friends. Even shy or introverted individuals can benefit from surrounding themselves with other churchgoers, even without conversing with anyone and have a choice of either a blessing or a communion.

Upminster Rotary adopts our home

Derham house were pleased to welcome Upminster Rotary club to our home today.

We are super excited to announce that The Rotary of Upminster have agreed to adopt our home and will look to support both our residents and the home going forward.

This support will include but not limited to befriending, reading stories, support with events, invitations to Rotary club events such as meetings or lunches and fundraising.

We are super excited to see where this new friendship takes us and what we can achieve together in the very near future.

Clayton Returns

Today at Derham house we welcomed the return of the talented Clayton and boy he didn’t disappoint the ladies.

He is such an energetic man dancing and falling on the floor playing his air guitar he is also a very cheeky chap and he serenaded lots of the ladies we had to have the nurse on standby to check blood pressure’s - even the gents were not left out with a serenade.

Two ladies were giggling like little school girls when Clayton went to park his bottom on their laps, another lady couldn’t contain herself and got up and danced with him, the joy on everyone’s faces was PRICELESS.

The highlight of the afternoon was the Mexican wave which took us about three times to master and we danced the conga to is this the way to Amarillo.

A fantastic and worn out afternoon thanks Clayton look forward to having you back at Derham.

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The Entertainers

Derham House was proud to host an exciting performance from "The Entertainers".

This talented group raise money throughout the year for a number of different charities.

One of our residents quoted on their performance as "one of the best productions that she has ever seen"

They entertained our residents, staff and families by dancing ,singing, costumes changes and performing comedy sketches.

Thank you

You are all amazing

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Pudding Club

The Barchester Pudding Club has been launched with many of the homes participating.

Derham House residents spoilt themselves and tucked into their chosen traditional pudding.

Residents got together, researched and discussed with the Head Chef Dmitrij who worked he's magic.

The Pudding Club’s heartfelt mission is to preserve the Great British Pudding and we think we’ve succeeded in this mission so far!!

Can you guess the pudding?