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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Katie Kearsley

I started work at Dovedale in April 2016. I have a background in care and love working with people with dementia, which is why I became an Activities Coordinator; I want the residents to be able to enjoy life to the best of their abilities. I like to learn about residents' passions and try my best to implement them some way into our activities programme.

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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Autumn Walk

Here at Dovedale, we leaving going out for a casual autumn walk every now and then.

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Bake Off at Dovedale

The green cake won the prize at the Bake off on December 7th, and it was staff member, Michelle Eccles, who won 100 reward points on the Barchester App.


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Care Home of the Year Finalist!

Dovedale Court has been announced as a finalist in the Care Home of the Year category for 2016, celebrating success across Clinical Commissioning Groups in the area. Winners will be announced on Friday 15th September.

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Carer of the Year

Our very own Emma Kendall was named the winner of the Health Hero Carer of the Year Award - congratulations, Emma!

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Dovedale Christmas Party

The Christmas party at Dovedale Court was held on the 19th December and it went down a treat! There was a young entertainer singing and playing the piano for just over an hour, the residents were up dancing with staff, and relatives. Following from all the great entertainment was a buffet tea with sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps and nibbles served with a choice of larger shandy or non alcoholic wine.

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Christmas Trip to Fulwood Methodist Church

Staff at Dovedale took residents out to the Fulwood Methodist Church for Carol singing by primary school children on the 11th December, and this was followed by a cup of tea and mince pie in the church afterwards!


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