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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 our home

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Caterpillar Music Session

We hosted a children's caterpillar music session (held here every Wednesday), and our little guests had loads of fun!

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Gardening Glory

Because of the recent glorious weather, we've been spending lots of time out in the garden, and because of this, we want it looking as good as possible.

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Bowls in the Garden

Because of the recent good weather, residents have finally been able to start playing bowls in the garden again.

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Birthday Celebrations

Lancaster Grange's very first resident recently celebrated her 103rd birthday right here at the home. It was a lovely afternoon and she really enjoyed herself!

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Fun in the Sun

Residents have been enjoying spending lots of time in the gardens due to the recent good weather.

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Arts & Crafts

Residents recently enjoyed an arts & crafts session on Memory Lane with pastels.

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