Activities at Dovedale Court Care 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.

Enriching life
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Brian Sandham

Activities Coordinator

My name is Brian, I’m the activities coordinator down here at Dovedale. I’m new to the care sector, I’ve been a photographer and photography tutor since 2004 dealing with different ages groups and abilities.   I’m looking forward to putting my people skills to good use down here at Dovedale.

I might be new to the care sector but I’m super looking forward to spreading a bit of extra sunshine and cheer around the home.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
Read our brochure

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 Dovedale Court Care Home

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Out for a Coffee

The University of central Lancashire has a sports village,  The village has a fantastic little cafe at the back called the Whistle Stop Cafe and we would absolutely recommend it . Their artisan coffee’s and cake were so tasty. The service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble, They chatted, took our photos and even packed us of with some freebies for the road.  We will be back soon.

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ZooLab came to visit

ZooLab is a company the specialise into going into schools and homes giving talks on small creatures and creepy crawlies, they also bring a few little visitors with them.  Residents loved the talk, very fun and informative. They got to meet all these creatures. Giant snails, foreign stick insects, big hairy spider, snake and a cute little frog. They absolutely loved it.

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Visit to Fairhaven lake

Making the most of the good weather and getting some fresh air.   The residents loved just sitting, relaxing in the sun.  We had the sea on one side and the stunning Fairhaven lake on the other.  What a great place to visit and the residents at Dovedale thoroughly enjoyed it.  As we do on most trips in the warm weather we stopped for Ice cream.

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Eddie P rocks the place

We had entertainer Eddie P come and rock the place with a show of country music, rock and roll and some modern day classics.  Residents danced and sang along for the whole show.   After the shoe Eddie stayed back to chat with residents and have photographs.  He will certainly be here again soon.

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Easter celebrations

Over the Easter weekend the staff put together a great programme of activities including Easter Bingo, Raffles, Tombola,   Fish and chips served in baskets and newspaper.  We finished the weekend with a Party of music and dancers and had families visit us for the event.

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When the Owls come to visit.

We had a great afternoon at Dovedale court when Paul at Horus Birds of Prey brought in 2 very friendly Owls.   A smaller owl called flint and the larger one called Nugget.  The birds had the attention of both residents and staff from the moment they walked through the door.  As each owl went round and met all the residents their handler Paul gave a great talk on the birds back grounds and habitat.   The look on the residents face says it all.  They were overjoyed.