Meet our Activities Coordinator, Steve Chamberlain

Steve has worked at Hunters since 2011 and manages activity provision in the home, from the weekly quiz and daily activities to theme days and musical entertainment, in addition to larger scale events involving the local community, such as the annual Summer Fête.

Activities at our home

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

Life at Hunters Care Home

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The Good Life

The Good Life comes to Hunters. Well it might not be quite self-sufficiency but the residents have had a huge amount of pleasure and satisfaction starting their own vegetable garden. The project started in May with some seed planting and has now reached the stage where we are starting to harvest our own produce and you can really taste the difference. Everything we grow will go to the kitchen to be incorporated into the daily menu and you can’t get fresher than just pulled from the ground.

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Tak Awarded Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Tak Wong from the catering team at Hunters who has been named as our Employee of the Month. Tak is a real team player ready to step up and help out wherever he can. Tak is cheerful and helpful with staff and residents alike, well done from us all at Hunters for being named Employee of the Month.

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Alfresco Crossword Club

Crossword Club was alfresco at Hunters. In this glorious weather we took the opportunity to take one of our regular activities outside in the fresh air. During the heat wave we have been taking precautions to keep everyone cool and safe and most importantly hydrated. We are lucky that during the morning our courtyard is shaded and cool and this morning there was a lovely light breeze to cool everyone down, which was much better than being inside. Staff are always on hand to keep an eye on everyone, with extra fans and air conditioning positioned around the home and cool drinks always available throughout the day and night to ensure everyone takes on enough fluid. So the message from the residents at Hunters is enjoy the sunshine but stay safe, wear a hat, use sunscreen and drink plenty.

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes at Hunters we have a very dedicated staff team working to make the home a happy and safe environment for the residents to live. At this time of year there is always something to do in the garden. Our Maintenance team of Darren, Chrissie, Simon and Malcolm have been busy mowing the lawns and tending the borders. We have recently had an overhaul of the ponds with new planting and filtration systems which have made for some very happy goldfish and Koi carp.

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Anyone for Tennis?

We celebrated Wimbledon semi-finals day in style with the residents enjoying delicious strawberries and cream and a refreshing cold glass of Pimm's. There may be no Andy Murray to cheer on this year but everyone agreed that the best way to enjoy the tennis is whilst enjoying a few delicious treats.

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Jerry Celebrates 10 Years Service with Barchester

Congratulations to Jerry Morse from our Housekeeping Team who has reached the milestone of ten years’ service at Hunters.  Jerry is hard working and conscientious; he always finds time for the residents treating them with respect and dignity.   Jerry is popular with staff and residents alike and deserves this recognition for his dedication over the last ten years.

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Upcoming events

Cirencester Schools Careers Convention Tuesday 28th September 2021

Hunters will have a stand at this event for Cirencester's secondary school students.  We look forward to talking about the many career options there are in care.

Hunters Woodland Trail

Hunters are creating a Woodland Trail, adding sculptures and features created by our residents and families, we also welcome donations from the local community.

Meet The Manager Saturday 21st August 2021

Join us on 21st August 2021 for our Meet The Manager event. We will welcome you with a tour of Hunters and an opportunity to meet the General Manager, Ciprian Groza.

Frampton on Severn Country Fair Sunday 12th September 2021

Barchester will have a stand at this popular Gloucestershire Country Fair. If you are looking into care for a loved one do come and talk to the team to find out more.