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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jessica Porter

My Longueville Court life started in 1996 when the home first opened. I'm proud to say that I was one of the first carers to work on our fantastic Skylark unit.

After leaving Longueville Court to care for my new family, I returned to work in 2013 and took on a new role of the Activities Coordinator, which is now known as the Head of Activities & Lifestyle.

I challenge myself every day to provide the residents I support with a varied and interesting programme that engages them fully in the process. My ongoing aim is to produce life enhancing experiences for all by offering a programme that includes one-to-one sessions, musical experiences and group activities that encourage interaction with other residents.

I am proud to be part of a team that produces a fun and enjoyable programme that caters for every individual's needs and enhances every resident's time at Longueville Court.

 

Activities at Longueville Court

Our activities coordinators are committed to organising a variety of activities that reflect the interests and capabilities for everybody we support ensuring a person centred approach.

The team have a flexible approach to our programme and we are constantly reviewing and updating our programmes to ensure we cater for everyone's needs and varied abilities.

The activities programme includes regular trips utilising the homes minibus, these include a number of destinations of local interest. We are particularly proud of the relationship we have built with Peterborough Sailability. This registered charity offers the opportunities to those with restricted mobility to enjoy the thrill of sailing on the open water and the sense of independence that brings in specially adapted boats.

Involvement in the local community is something that the whole team are very passionate about and we provide regular visits to a number of different facilities including local schools and churches. These activities also extend too visits from "Pat dogs" and local entertainers to aid in our ongoing quest to give each individual as much support and stimulation as they require.

Life at our home

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Coffee Opera

We were delighted to welcome a local talented opera singer to our most recent monthly coffee morning. 12 year old Emily Rose Noble wowed us with her beautiful voice and sang a selection of songs, such as 'Ave Maria' and 'The Lord is My Shepherd'.

Residents thoroughly enjoyed listening to her and we are very much looking forward to welcoming her back to sing some Christmas carols for us later in the year.

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Jo Jingles

Jo Jingles entertained us with music and movement when they paid us a visit.

The residents were encouraged to join in with activities too and enjoyed watching the children and remembering the music they sang to their own children. Afterwards the residents enjoyed spending time with the children and parents and got to chat and mingle whilst all enjoying some refreshments. We look forward to welcoming them back soon.

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Seaside Visit

Residents were thrilled to be able to visit the seaside at Hunstanton this month and enjoyed a fish and chip lunch and an ice cream. We also enjoyed a visit to the arcades and this evoked lots of memories for some residents. Unusually, the only thing that was missing was the sun!

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Scrabble Competition

One of the highlights of the activities calendar at Longueville Court is the weekly Scrabble competition, where residents battle it out to see who can achieve the highest score. A great time is always had by all and new players are welcome to join in the competitive fun.

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Hatching Chicks

Everyone at Longueville Court had a lovely experience recently hatching some of our very own chickens. We were delighted to be able to experience hatching eight chicks and everyone at the home thoroughly enjoyed keeping their eye on them throughout the 11 day process.

Once hatched, we cared for them and the whole process was a joy to experience – and we even gave them names! We were then lucky enough to be able to re-home them locally at The Green Backyard, where we can have days out visiting our new friends.

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Music Man

We recently welcomed our regular visitor and singer, Jeremy, who got residents and staff in the mood for a dance. It's plain to see that the residents really enjoy singing along to all their favourite songs and, as always, had plenty of requests for him.

Upcoming events

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Don't Dine Alone

We know meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.

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Coffee Mornings

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy some company and a chat over a hot drink and delicious cakes.

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