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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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Long Service Awards

General Manager, Lynne Leather, presented Margaret Welsh with flowers and a Barchester gold leaf pin for 15 years of service, alongside Nicola Robinson, who has completed 10 years. Well done to both!

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Burns Night Celebrations

Residents and staff sipped their whisky to live entertainment and the dining room came alive as tunes were played on the bagpipes. For the less mobile residents, bagpipe player, Richard Bingham, joined them in their rooms, so everyone at Henford got to experience the musical magic.

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Employee of the Month - January

Congratulations to Dorota Roszman, who was named as January's Employee of the Month here at Henford House.

Dorota was voted for by staff because she never complains, is a joy to work with, always has a smile on her face and is very caring towards residents.

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A Cracking Christmas

Residents had a fun-filled December at Henford House.

All musical entertainers that had performed throughout the year all came back in the festive period, including Tropical Discovery, who came with their snakes, reptiles and other giant insects.

Residents had a wonderful time when Eva Productions performed their 'Mother Goose' pantomime.

We had a first time visit from the Rock Choir, who joined us on a resident's birthday and helped us to sing a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' on this special occasion.

The best day was when we used the minibus to take a few residents to Whitehall Garden Centre to see the festive scenery, which included reindeers, donkeys, sheep and beautiful Christmas displays. Tea, coffee and cakes were enjoyed in the restaurant before returning to Henford.

The new year was celebrated with live entertainment from Emma on New Year’s Eve and Sophie on New Year's Day. A good old fashioned singalong was enjoyed on both occasions.

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Christmas Fun

Residents had a huge surprise when Amy and Rebecca went about their duties as Carers dressed as a turkey and an elf.

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Valued Volunteers

Volunteers gathered at Henford House for an afternoon of musical entertainment and a buffet as a thank you from the residents and staff for all their hard work and valued time they've given us throughout the year.

One volunteer in particular – Judith Duddy – was presented with flowers and a gold leaf pin from Barchester for volunteering for 10 years at Henford House.

We are so lucky to have such a great team of volunteers, who give so much to support a number of activities at our home.

We are truly grateful for everything they do and it was wonderful to have everyone together for the afternoon to show our appreciation.

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