Activities at Lakeside Care Home

Our activities staff each bring their own strengths to the table here at Lakeside, which results in a varied list of social events being offered to residents. We have regular outings to restaurants for lunches, afternoon tea & cakes, and through the summer months, we have beach trips with ice cream and picnics, which residents request regularly. On a weekly basis, there is a variety of sports, musical entertainment, hairdressing, one-to-one sessions, exercise programmes, quizzes and PAT dogs available to those we support. On Monday morning each resident receives an activities programme for the week's events and can opt in and out of what they want.

Enriching life
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Robert Gallagher

Activities Coordinator

My name is Bobby and I have the great privilege of working at Lakeside Care Home as the Activities Coordinator.

My job is fun and very rewarding – and I love it! I regularly invite musicians, artists, bell ringers, gardeners, chefs, and various other entertainers into the home to bring joy to the lives of residents who are living here.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Lakeside Care Home

Barchester Care Awards 2023 - Divisional Winner!

We're so happy to announce that Paulo Da Silva has been crowned Health & Safety Champion for the Central Division in the Barchester Care Awards 2023 and is through to the national round of judging.

The Barchester Care Awards celebrate the staff who go the extra mile for the benefit of the 13,000 residents living in Barchester’s 252 care homes and private hospitals across the country. Categories range from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Dementia Care Champion’ and ‘Activities Coordinator of the Year’.

Baking Fun

Residents loved doing a bit baking here at Lakeside, and they enjoyed eating the results even more!

Piano Magic

Friday afternoon musical favourites! Residents and visitor requests always welcome!

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Car Park Open Day

We had a great day, we borrowed a couple of cars from the nearby car dealership, Jacksons CI, to enhance the event. Residents and staff had a great time playing with two executive sports cars. We even designed our own show room. Chef Lorenzo provided some fresh cakes and cupcakes. 

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Cream Tea Day

We had a lovely afternoon drinking tea and eating lots of cake. The residents had a great time singing and dancing along to the live music.

National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

Everyone had lots of fun celebrating National Gardening Week here at Lakeside, which ran from 27th April to 5th May, and is the nation’s biggest celebration of gardening.

Here at Lakeside, we took the opportunity to celebrate this great week by encouraging everyone to share the love and enjoyment of growing produce in our extensive grounds.

Families were in full swing, removing the weeds to decorate our donated plants, bulbs and seeds for our sensory garden.

Residents spent time in their own garden and were able to touch and smell their favourite plants, which provoked others to have a look.