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.
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 Henford House Care Home
Residents celebrated Bastille Day in a typical French fashion, with a delightful picnic on the patio enjoying French bread, cheeses, pates and wine.
Throughout the afternoon, residents practised their French, read facts about France and were challenged to a French quiz.
Saying Thank you to our Volunteers
On National Volunteers Week Henford House says a BIG thank you to our fantastic volunteers
National Carers Week
This year for National Carers Week, more than any other year, Barchester Healthcare wanted to say 'Thank You' to our wonderful team of carers at Henford House. The team are very special and have shown professionalism, dedication and loyalty to Henford House and our wonderful residents.
The arrival of the sunny days is no surprise to our team here at Henford House who have worked tirelessly to be 'garden ready' for our residents enjoyment this summer.
The hatching of our baby Chicks
Our residents and staff here at Henford House so enjoyed watching the baby chicks hatch and grow.
Vegetarian for Life
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, staff and residents were treated to an interactive virtual cookery demo courtesy of chef, Alex Connell, from Vegetarian for Life.
Chef, Alex, whipped up some tasty, healthy vegetarian snacks in a live, interactive cookery demo. Much to residents’ delight, Henford House Head Chef, Hilary Dix, had prepared the same recipes so that residents could try all the dishes.
Residents sampled delicious, light and summery veggie dishes, including Borlotti bean and dill pate, Greek fritters with Tzatziki and Coronation 'chicken' pastries, which was all finished off with a sweet and simple but totally yummy banana bread.