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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

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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!

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Highfield Beer and Music Festival

Highfield recently enjoyed a wonderful music and beer festival. The event was attended by lots of people and it was a glorious day. We are looking forward to next year!

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Employee of the Month - May

Well done to Head of Memory Lane, Fatima Buxton, who was voted as our Employee of the Month for May. She was nominated for her outstanding commitment to Highfield, stepping in as Acting Deputy Manager for the last 10 months. She is well-respected by everybody.

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Enjoying the Sunshine!

Residents at Highfield recently enjoyed a trip out in the glorious sunshine, eating ice cream in the canal gardens in Leeds. It was a lovely day!

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Carers Week

Carers at Highfield were delighted to receive a special Cadbury gift hamper in recognition of the wonderful work they do.

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Royal Wedding Celebrations

Highfield celebrated the royal wedding in style with a Buck's Fizz reception whilst watching the ceremony on the big screen.

There was a lunch buffet fit for royalty after the musical entertainent from 'Now & Then'. We even had a visit from Cllr Don Bain-Mackay, the Mayor of Tadcaster.

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