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.

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 Elm Bank Care Home

Jess reaches for the sky

General Manager, Jessica Pateman, reached for the skies when she did a skydive which raised £405 for Cransley Hospice in Kettering. Residents and staff of Elm Bank Care Home were all very proud of her achievement, and pleased that she had such a beautiful day to enjoy the local views.

Pride in our diversity

Elm Bank care home was delighted to support Northampton Pride Festival last weekend. Elm Bank Manager, Jess, and colleagues, held a stall promoting Barchester’s person-centred approach to meeting the diverse support needs of people in later life. It was a fun and busy day on Northampton Market Square with food, games, music and lots of colour.

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A word search to keep us thinking

At Elm Bank we enjoy a variety of word and number puzzles, as well as quizzes, to keep our brains active. A word search helps maintain verbal reasoning skills, and provides a bit of quiet time too.


Casino time

Residents at Elm Bank enjoy their weekly card sessions and the group is growing as more people find the fun in counting their chips. If you'd like to join us virtually just let us know!

Keeping fit at Elm Bank

The Elm Bank weekly activities programme always includes some sessions to keep us all fit and flexible. Here we are stretching to help with our reach and joint movements.

Carers Week

There was a huge celebration within our home for our fantastic carers during Carer’s Week. Winifred, one of our residents, ensured that all team members received their chocolates and letters from Barchester, including a fun pool party in the garden, all finished off with a game of bowls on the green.

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