Meet our Activities Coordinator, Charlotte Widdison
I have worked at Lancaster Grange since 2014. I started my journey working in the kitchen and as a Hostess, and I found myself interacting and wanting to spend more time with the residents in the home, which spurred me on to apply for a role on our activities team – and I feel that I have found my passion in life!
I was named as a Divisional Winner at the 2017 Barchester Care Awards in the 'Activities Coordinator of the Year' category, and I can honestly say I enjoy every day working here, knowing that I am making a difference to residents' lives.
I always endeavor to provide a varied and exciting activities programme, and pride myself on meeting each and every person's needs. I have a fabulous group of volunteers behind me, who offer their help with one-to-one sessions, befriending groups and trips out.
I have great relationships with our 2 sister homes and we often visit each other for coffee morning and other events.
I have 2 great assistants on the team and their input and hard work just proves how much we are all dedicated to making residents' lives meaningful.
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 Lancaster Grange Care Home
International Housekeeping Week
Residents and staff at Lancaster Grange were celebrating International Housekeeping week. It was a great way of showing everyone's appreciation. They keep our beautiful home clean and tidy.
Residents at Lancaster Grange enjoyed watching some of their favourite films in our lovely lounge area.
Arts and Crafts
Residents at Lancaster Grange were happy and joyful as always whilst painting and being involved in some arts and crafts sessions.
It was all smiles at Lancaster Grange as residents were pampered in our beauty salon. A big thanks to the multi skilled and talented staff that made this possible.
Residents were enjoying the sunshine as Lancaster Grange continue hosting lovely garden visits between themselves and their loved ones, whilst ensuring they are kept safe at all times.
Lancaster in the Community
Staff at Lancaster Grange were out in the community promoting all the wonderful things we do. Rare to see a red phone box these days too!