We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Lydfords Care Home

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International Flower Day

Today was International Flower Day, and thanks to Waitrose Uckfields kind donation of these beautiful flowers, some of Lydfords residents spent a couple of happy hours making these gorgeous floral displays.

Employee of the month December 2021

Senior Carer Ellie has been awarded 'Employee of the month' for December 2021. 
She was nominated by colleagues for her enthusiasm and involvement for all things 'Activity' in the home, and for being our very own Mrs Christmas and getting everyone into the Christmas spirit over the festive period! 
Congratulations Ellie! 

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Pinders Healthcare Design Award Finalists 2022

We are very excited to announce that Lydfords has been shortlisted for the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2022!
The Pinders Design Awards is highly regarded in the design world, and we are so proud to be in the running for the 'Best Regeneration Project' Award.
Lydfords has undergone a multimillion pound regeneration and is truly a beautiful home.

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One-to-One Activity

Its a beautiful sunny day today with the sunlight streaming through the lounge windows, over looking magnificent views of the countryside and Sussex Downs. One of our residents is enjoying the sunshine, playing a game of cards with Senior Carer Ellie, before lunch.

Benefits of card and board games in older adults include:

Enhance Cognitive Skills

Decrease Stress & Promote Relaxation.

Boost the Release of “Happiness Hormones”

Lower Blood Pressure.

Encourage Multiple Parts of the Brain to Work Together.

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Oomph! partnership

Barchester are proud to partner with Oomph and here at Lydfords with ‘Oomph on Demand’, there’s a whole world of wellbeing resources and support for us, whenever we need it!

Oomph! is the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults, to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Through innovative exercise and activity solutions, Oomph! drive to positively change the impact of ageing with a clear proposition of a ‘Full Life for Life’

Oomph On Demand provides constantly updated digital content 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, including live activity & exercise sessions. 

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Craft Activity with Volunteer Karen

Our wonderful volunteer Karen came to Lydfords this week to do some arts and crafts.

Here you can see some of our residents proudly showing off the results of their handy work: handmade butterfly jars.

Arts and crafts are great for maintaining dexterity and the results are beautiful!

We would like to extend a BIG thank you to Karen!

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Upcoming events

Vegetarian for Life - Live Event

Vegetarian for Life is a UK Charity working on behalf of older vegans and vegetarians. 

More details on this Live Event coming soon 


Pet Photography Competition

Pet Photography Competition! Our residents will pick a winner on 31st Jan, please send entries to laura.tee@barchester.com or our FB page…

Sponsoring RVH Outreach Club

Lydfords are proud sponsors of RVH Outreach Club for February, sharing some of our Barchester hospitality! 

February 16th RVH Outreach Club 12.00pm-3.00pm

Meet The Manager January 2022

We are delighted to welcome members of our community to Lydfords Care Home for a dedicated ‘Meet the Manager’ event, Saturday 22nd January. Please call 01825 840259 to book