Meet our Activities Coordinator, Katie Ford

I have been the Activities Coordinator here at Flowerdown since 2016.

I am responsible for organising the daily activities as well as bigger events in the home. I am holding residents' meetings monthly with General Manager.

I am passionate about enriching the lives of the residents. My aim is to put the smile on residents' faces daily. I have never had a job as rewarding as what I am doing at present.

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Life at Flowerdown Care Home


Vegetarian Week

Flowerdown joined the other Barchester homes in joining a virtual cooking demonstration from professional chef, Alex, before they got to taste all the yummy vegetarian treats prepared by our Head Chef, Michelle.


VE Day Celebrations

We celebrated VE Day with a two minute silence at 11am, followed by an afternoon or themed quizzes, puzzles and code-breaking, which was all rounded off by a good ol' singalong.


International Nurses' Day

Flowerdown celebrated with a surprise visit from Regional Director, Natasha. Residents gave thank you cards and chocolates while Natasha surprised Gemma with a goodie bag and flowers.


Mother Earth Day

Residents tried their hands at making their very own lava lamps, which was a fun morning enjoyed by residents and staff alike.

Garden Wildlife

Due to our rural location here at Flowerdown, we have always enjoyed a variety of wildlife. This month, we were lucky enough to welcome a mother deer and her babies, which the residents and staff alike enjoyed watching in the garden.

Planting Sunflowers

Residents at Barchester got busy planting sunflowers for our annual sunflower competition, to see who can grow the largest one.