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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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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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A Sad Farewell

Longueville Court recently had cause for celebration with a well-earned party for our outgoing Head of Maintenance, Bill Shadwell. After ten years of service with us, Bill is retiring and will be missed by us all, and we thank him for all his hard work and dedication. Enjoy your retirement, Bill!

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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.

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Easter Celebrations

We were recently visited by some four-legged friends, much to the delight of residents, families, staff and members of our local community.

Easter lambs joined us as part of our festive activities programme and the local community were invited to be part of the fun. Residents were able to feed and pet the lambs and the adorable things relaxed on their laps. The Phoenix Children's Foundation, which provided the experience, works closely with us and help to provide a number of therapeutic activities for residents.

We are always looking for new and innovative ways to give those we support the best experiences and quality of life. The lambs had such a positive impact on all the residents and really did put a smile on their faces. Everyone who attended commented on what a wonderful experience it was for them.

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Nutrition & Hydration Week

Peterborough United's first team players, Danny Lloyd and George Cooper, visited Longueville Court Care Home on Friday 16th March ('Fruity Friday') for Nutrition & Hydration Week, and donated a fruit basket and bottles of water for residents and staff at the home.

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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