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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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Celebrating Success

Henford House had the pleasure of celebrating a Long Service Award recently. Laura Wright, Henford's Care Practitioner, has been with us for 10 years. Laura is a much-loved member of our team.

Many congratulations to Laura!

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Easter Activities

Residents decorated an Easter cake in the shape of a bonnet to enter the Barchester Easter Cake competition.

There was an Easter egg hunt which was originally planned to be in the garden, but due to the very heavy rain it was held inside. The children had clues and hints as to where to find the flags, which gave them the prize of a large egg. There were of course smaller eggs hidden all over the house. Whilst the children were making their way eagerly around the home, the residents enjoyed watching them and listening to the excitement when they discovered their choccy treats.

There was a colouring competition held for visiting children to participate in, and residents, along with Carer, Amy, and RGN, Vish, were the judges.

Vanessa entertained residents and guests with her country and western music and vocals.

Easter Sunday was a very special day with delicious food and wine.


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Easter Guests

Barney the dog dressed up as the Easter Bunny and toured the home with his little friend to bring seasonal smiles to residents' faces.

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Care Home for Toddlers

Following the success of Channel 4's 'Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds', we contacted local child minders and invited them to come along to Henford to enjoy many hours of interaction with residents. I'm not sure who loved it more. It was a great afternoon and is definitely something we will be doing again.

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St Patrick's Day

Residents enjoyed celebrating St Patrick's Day on Monday 19th March. A few tipples went down nicely and this was all followed off by an Irish Quiz.

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Employee of the Month - February

Gardener, Katharine Hardy, was named February's Employee of the Month here at Henford House by staff, residents and relatives for all her hard work in ensuring that everyone was able to access Henford safely during the recent snowy weather.

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