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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Debbie Phillips

I joined Henford House in March 2014; after five and a half years of domiciliary care, this position became available at Henford and I decided that it would be great to do more of the fun things in life with residents! It is great here at the home; we get along so well and truly have some laughs. Residents have a wide range of activities to participate in each week, including armchair exercises, bingo sessions, singalongs, musical entertainment, pottery, manicures, celebrations and much more. It is very rewarding knowing that people are grateful for the work I've done when I go. Working here has also given me the opportunity to gain my Level 2 NAPA certificate.

Activities at Henford House

Our Activities Coordinators are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we support by organising group and individual activities for anyone and everyone to participate in, as well as visits from PAT dogs, musicians and entertainers. We also host evenings such as our cheese & wine nights, pub evening, quiz nights and special occasions such as, Guy Fawkes, Easter and Christmas where we like to encourage relatives to come to. Activities are one of the most important aspects of a care home, so it is essential that our team are dedicated to ensuring that residents are entertained, and that life at Henford House is fun and active.

Life at our home

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Armed Forces Day

Residents and staff at Henford House paid their respects to soldiers past and present on this past Armed Forces Day on Thursday 5th July.

Armed Forces Day was a busy time for our Warminster-based military, so we caught up with them when they came to lunch with with residents. A chance to show support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community, from the currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

This year, Henford House welcomed Cpl Andy Dunt and L.Cpl. Mike Koranteng. Residents enjoyed their company as they chatted amongst them at the lunch table. Some of our gentlemen residents found it extremely interesting to share their memories with the soldiers.

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Church Services

Every Thursday morning a church service takes place in the main lounge at 11.30am. It rotates each week with Holy Communion, Prayer group and Morning Worship.

When there is a 5th Thursday in the month one of their volunteers Pam plays the piano and they take part in Songs of Praise.

Vivian Laurent, General Manager at the home, said: “Staff at Henford House are dedicated to making sure that the residents continue with what would have been their usual pattern of living when they were still at home. Their choice is whether they attend.  Henford try where possible to keep life as normal as possible.''

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Professionals' Breakfast

Or Professionals' Breakfast Morning took place on Wednesday 20th June. Professionals from various care organisations within the community had a chance to meet and network over breakfast provided by us. Guests also had a chance to take a tour of our beautiful home and asked many questions they had about care.

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33 Years of Service

Housekeeping Assistant, Jean Evans, has received a prestigious Long Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 33 years.

Jean started at Barchester in June 1985. She had a year out in 2007 and came back to Henford in June 2008. Jean has worked with residents and their loved ones to ensure that their needs have been met as best they can over the years.

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Ukulele Piddle

Paul levy has entertained residents at Henford House for over 2 years now. We're guaranteed to have a good laugh when Paul is with us; he interacts well with everyone around him.

He encourages all the residents to join in with the music, and even changes the words to the songs, including resident' names and telling them stories in between the music. 

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Mike & Muriel

Mike & Muriel are a couple of regulars here at Henford House. They often visit us to put on a song and dance performance, which never fails to entertain residents.

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Don't Dine Alone

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