Meet our Activities Coordinator, Esme Lloyd-Kelly
Hi, my name is Esme and I am the Activities Co-ordinator for Fountains.
I have worked with Barchester for over 4 years as a member of the activity team in various homes.
I am excited for my journey as an Activity Co-ordinator at Fountains and making sure the residents have a full calendar of fun, 7 days a week.
I'm looking forward to planning events for the home and I love coming up with new ideas for the residents to try and enjoy.
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 Fountains Care Home
We are a top 20 care home!
We are delighted to announce that Fountains has been named as one of the top 20 care homes in the West Midlands by Carehome.co.uk. A huge congratulations to everyone who has made this possible!
Carehome.co.uk is an online care home directory that collects recommendations about homes across the UK and rates them in order to assist people looking for good quality care services in their search for the ideal care home.
Volunteer Shashank making a difference
Fountains residents and staff are delighted to open our doors and welcome volunteers to our home.
We are lucky to have Shashank with us at Fountains who volunteers every Tuesday and Wednesday, part time alongside his school studies.
Our residents enjoy taking short walks with him, gardening, playing scrabble, watching documentaries or just having a socialise with a cup of tea.
We look forward to welcoming more volunteers throughout the rest of the year.
Canvas painting session
Fountains residents and staff enjoyed getting crafty with a painting session from the talented Sue Cox.
Sue spent the afternoon guiding us through the process of making our own animal-themed canvases.
Our residents had great fun experimenting with colours and found the process very relaxing.
We thoroughly enjoy our art sessions with Sue and the final results are always beautiful.
Clay workshop at Fountains
Fountains welcomed Rachel Akers from Akers of Art to deliver a fun and engaging “play with clay” workshop and it was a huge success.
Rachel’s workshops are for all abilities and ages, artistic or not so artistic .Our residents enjoyed making figures and abstract items of their choice, allowing their creative side to emerge. It was a really wonderful session and a great way to relax, spend time together and create a unique keepsake.
A big thank you to Rachel for delivering a truly inspiring workshop.
Next is to paint our creations……
Everyone 4 Sport
Here at Fountains staying active is very important to us all. We look forward to our weekly sporting sessions with our coach Sam from ‘Everyone 4 Sport’.
Sam provides a variety of exciting sporting sessions from Bowls to Tennis, even Archery and Basketball too. It’s great fun for everyone.
Solihull Embroiders kind donation for memory lane residents
Fountains received a surprise and wonderful donation of fiddle muffs and beautiful fiddle lap blankets from Solihull Embroiders Guild.
Members of the guild have been busy during lockdown making these for our memory Lane residents at Fountains.
The attention to detail and quality of these is so impressive - they are innovative, colourful and so interesting.
We have enough to offer these as welcome gifts for new admissions on Memory Lane and we couldn’t be more delighted.
A massive thank you to all the members of the guild for their kindness and hard work