Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Richard Sweeting

From an early age I have always been involved in my local community. I have lived in the town of Tadcaster all my life and for 21 years represented the local council. I have also been very lucky to have been appointed Town Mayor twice. I came to work for Highfield in 2001 and it has given me the opportunity to bring the social side of care at Highfield to a different level. I love working in the home as I think it is such a wonderful place.

I was brought up with my grandparents and as times changed I ended up caring for them. I now live on my own and Highfield plays a very special part in my life, with the clients and staff all now being part of my extended family, and making the home my family home.

Activities at Highfield

Within Highfield we are lucky to have an activities coordinator who is a well known part of the local community. We are able to use our extensive grounds for different social events including flower festivals and recently a beer festival.

The events noticeboard within the home is always full of upcoming activities for people to join in or observe. The variety of activities and social occassions offered by our coordinator are as a result of discussions with the people who live and use the service. Entertainers visit to provide musical interludes and dancing, along with local schools, whilst coffee mornings bring in the locals as well as previous visitors who continue to support our service. 

We use our minibus to access local events and to go shopping or out for a meal.

Life at our home

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Elmet Food & Craft Festival

We had our own promotional stall at the Elmet Food & Craft Festival, which attracted over a thousand people throughout the day.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Summer Party

Highfield recently hosted an inside BBQ and summer party with musical entertainment. Everyone had lots of fun, despite the weather.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Bridlington Trip

Staff and residents enjoyed some fish and chips during a day trip in Bridlington.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Burnby Hall

Staff and residents recently enjoyed a trip to Burnby Hall at Pocklington – it was a lovely day out.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

10 Years at Highfield

Well done to Head Chef, Eve Goodger, who recently received her 10 year Long Service Award here at Highfield. Eve is well respected by all the staff and residents. She turns her hand to anything and produces some excellent meals for everyone to enjoy.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

North East Productions

Highfield residents and staff recently enjoyed a wonderful musical show from North East Productions. Everyone had a great time watching them perform and we hope they return again soon!

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01937 865 970

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01937 557 724

Email us

Fill in the form below to request more information or to request a viewing.

Your details
We will use this if we can’t reach you on the phone
Your enquiry

We’ll use your information to contact you about your enquiry.

We understand you don’t have to give your personal details to anyone so we take our responsibility to hold your data incredibly seriously. For further details on how collect, use and protect your private data, please see our privacy policy.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Find us

Scarthingwell Park Barkston Ash Tadcaster LS24 9PG Get directions