Meet our Activities Coordinator, Marc Chidgey

I have worked at The Manor since 2012, starting out as a kitchen assistant, where I replenished drinks and snacks and assisted in serving meals in communal areas. During this time, outside of the kitchen, I enjoyed meeting residents and took pleasure in seeing their engagement during activities. My interest in resident activities was evident, and I was offered the opportunity to transfer to the activities team.

I love to spend time with residents. I enjoy hearing their stories and finding out what activities interest them. I aim to keep them as active as possible, and my top priority is to instill fun and laughter at The Manor.

Activities at The Manor

Our activities staff are here 7 days a week and are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we care for in a group or individual basis. From trips to garden centres, the theatre, and flower shows to personal shopping and attending family events. We also love organising Christmas fairs, our famous classic car show, musicians, entertainment, and pizza and pint evenings. The team encourage families to visit and work closely with our volunteers to ensure that our residents social care is a priority, so that they have a fun filled and enriched stay whilst here at The Manor. 

Life at The Manor Care Home

Our Staff receive their vaccines

Our Staff were delighted to be invited to have the vaccination at Musgrove Park Hospital, which has lifted everyone’s spirits after what has been a very challenging year for everyone.

General Manager, Brighton Nyagoma said “We’ve had a year like no other and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel.  Our teams have been magnificent in how they have risen to every challenge during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.”

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Mindfulness Colouring

Here are our residents enjoying some mindfulness colouring this afternoon, to help raise fine hand control spirits. We have some very talented residents

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National Flower Day

National flower day was 16th January and we celebrated the day by having an afternoon of creativity flower arranging.  Our residents were inspired by the seasonal colours and fragrances of these beautiful blooms and soon transferred them into arrangement's for our home and their rooms.  What skilful residents we have.

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Toasting in the New Year

Staff and residents alike enjoyed toasting in 2021.  We had our own small celebrationfor those residents that wanted to see the New Year in with a glass of prosecco

Children in Need

Residents had lots of fun cycling for Children in Need! There were smiles all round.

Poppy Day

Residents at The Manor enjoyed making their poppy display out of clay and enjoyed watching the Remembrance Day tribute.  

Upcoming events


On Wednesdays we have our Flexercise with our in house Physio Ramis.11.30am. If you are interested in taking part virtually call the Manor