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.

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 Hawthorns Care Home

We Are Divisional Winners!

We are excited to announce that we have been named as Divisional Winners in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards in the Garden of the Year category. We have been invited to attend a virtual awards ceremony on 8th October, where we will find out if we have won overall.

VE Day Celebrations

VE Day was a great chance for all staff and residents to get together to celebrate this remarkable occasion, we had singing, dancing, reminiscing and everybody was very upbeat making our ‘We’ll Meet Again’ video.


Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower show at Hawthorns was a great activity and all residents really enjoyed making flower displays, and naming all the flowers in a quiz we set.

Displayed by our lovely Manger Denise Findley, our balloon arch which took the puff out of us but have to say it looks amazing and very eye catching.

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Balloon Ping Pong

Here at Hawthorns we are doing our best to keep upbeat and enjoying every opportunity to celebrate important events. Balloon ping pong is one of our favourite games, its funny, makes us laugh and keeps us fit at the same time.


Tea Party

Residents and staff at Hawthorns celebrated National Tea Day with a traditional tea party.


Protech Company Donated to Hawthorns

In their latest series of ‘Pay It Forward’ donations, Protech have partnered with Peterlee-based Barchester Hawthorns Care Centre. One of the residents received a laptop, which would enable her to do the things that she loves.

Ian Murphy, COO at Protech, said: “The most rewarding part of my role is getting the opportunity to see how equipment we’ve donated is making a difference to people’s lives in our region. When we heard that Wendy was in desperate need of a laptop to enable her to do things that most of us take for granted like doing her online shopping, we knew we had to help. It’s fantastic to be able to help Wendy and I thoroughly hope she enjoys the use of her new laptop.”

Lynn Haswell from Hawthorns Care Centre, said: “Kind donations such as these make a huge difference to our residents. Wendy is extremely grateful to Protech for her laptop and is thrilled that it’s given her some of her independence back.”

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