Activities at Lanercost House
Our dedicated Activities Coordinators offer a wide range of mentally and physically stimulating activities for residents and families to enjoy. There are regular outings in the minibus to places of interest, such as local cafes, garden centres and parks, as well as visits from entertainers, musicians and singers - and also from PAT dogs. We host various events, such as themed days, cheese & wine evenings, in addition to offering one-to-one activity sessions, including pampering, games and puzzles. Our activities staff strive to ensure residents participate in any way they can with activities that reflect their capabilities and interests.
Life at our home
Residents enjoyed an arts and crafts activity that we hosted recently.
Caroline Wilcox has worked for Barchester's Lanercost House for 14 years and is a highly skilled and experienced nurse. She started her career at Barchester as a Staff Nurse, she was then promoted to Head of Unit and later again to Deputy Manager. We are all proud to announce that she is now the Acting General Manager of Lanercost and would all like to congratulate her and wish her every success in her new role.
Our Divisional Winner
Well done to Laura Atkins, who was named as a Divisional Winner in the 'Home Administration Champion' category for the 2019 Barchester Care Awards.
Congratulations to Physio Assistant, Joy Laws, and Nurse, Judith Storey, who both recently celebrated their 25th year at Lanercost House; and to Senior Cater, Katie Mulraine, who just celebrated her 10th year here.
Staff and residents gathered to say a fond goodbye to RMN, Carmen Donnelly, who left us in April to further her career in nursing.
We are now rated 'Good'!
Our dedicated dementia unit, the Carlyle Suite, recently passed a Care Quality Commission inspection with an overall 'Good' rating after being praised for a responsive, safe, effective, caring and well-led service.
The CQC inspected us on the 22nd and 23rd January (the report was released on 18th April) and the reported stated that, 'relatives were very positive about the caring nature of staff and the quality of care people received.'
In celebration of the rating and to thank each member of the team for their contributions to the home, staff members were presented with a £100 gift voucher as a token of a appreciation.