Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kirsty Urquhart

We all know that keeping active is important I have worked with Barchester since 2007. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities.

Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love.

Activities at our home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Life at Mo Dhachaidh Care Home


Residents enjoyed a game of hoopla. Everyone was very competitive, with all of them wanting to score 100! We all had lots of fun!

Hooray for Hollywood

Residents were entertained by Carole from Cats Pyjamas this weekend. 'Hooray for Hollywood' was the show and the residents loved the music, performance and the costume changes. Carole spent time with each resident singing to them and some of the residents sang along also. A truly lovely afternoon!

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Residents Enjoy Word Game

Two of our residents, Stella and Ray enjoyed spending time together while playing word game.


Monopoly Day

Team members and residents celebrated Monopoly Day with a classic game of Monopoly, which everyone enjoyed.

Nursery Visit

Residents of Mo Dhachaidh were delighted to have Ullapool Gaelic Nursery visit us again. This time we had 9 children who were 'very well behaved', according to our residents. 

Some of the children played with modelling clay, which they then showed the residents, and the others drew pictures for us.

Before they left, they sang us a couple of Gaelic songs, which were just wonderful, and the residents were thrilled. It was a lovely morning! 

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Pen Pals

Residents have been continuing with our pen pal project. Ladies and gents look at the postcards and pick who they would like to write back to. They are really enjoying the activity and love reading what the children have to say. It's heart-warming and hilarious too!