Meet our Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator, Carli-Anne Yates

I really love making a difference to the residents' lives at Mortain Place. I enjoy making them smile and providing the best service for them.

Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.

Life at Mortain Place Care Home

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Showing Our Appreciation

Residents at Mortain Place made thank you cards and gift bags for our local emergency services. Each bag contained a beautiful handmade card from a resident and heart shaped short bread biscuits made by our Head Chef. The crews really appreciated the gesture.

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Paying our Respects

Staff and residents paid their respects to the Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on the day of his funeral, 17th April 2021. 

The whole home came together to honour Prince Philip’s long and extraordinary life of service to the Queen, the British people and the Commonwealth over his 73 year marriage to the Queen, making him the longest-serving Consort to any British monarch.

Residents and staff watched the televised service that took place at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle and observed the minute’s silence in memory of the Duke. 

After the ceremony, staff and residents discussed their memories of Prince Philip and the Queen and what the royal family has meant to them over the years. They reminisced about royal tours and the Duke’s contribution to many different aspects of British life.

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The Big Easter Quiz

Mortain Place got ready for Easter by joining a virtual afternoon of chocolate-fuelled fun, along with the staff and residents at over seventy Barchester care homes across the south of England, Jersey and the Isle of Wight.

The team and residents put on their best Easter bonnets and broke out the Easter eggs for an afternoon of fun activities, culminating in the Barchester Big Easter Quiz when they linked up with all the other Barchester homes in the south of the country. When they weren’t quizzing, the residents enjoyed a feast of seasonal Easter dishes prepared by the home’s chef.

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A Kind Donation

Staff were over the moon when local store Asda in Eastbourne called and said they had made goody bags for all members of staff at Mortain Place to say thank you for their hard work during this pandemic

The goody bags had mugs, chocolates, a cake, plus many other items. This has really cheered the staff up and brightened their day to receive such a lovely gift from Asda.

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Hydro Hotel Donation

We want to say a big thank you to he Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne for donating afternoon tea for two to Mortain Place to have as a prize for our competition we ran this for a week on our Facebook page, where we asked people to tag someone they would love to have afternoon tea with.

We received lots of entries, so we put them all into a hat! Sadly, we could only have one winner, so our congratulations went to Alison, who put both her mum and dad forward. Well done, Alison, they can both enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea made by the Hydro Hotel.

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Flower Power

A big thank you to Morrison's in Eastbourne, who have been delivering lots of beautiful flowers to Mortain Place for our residents.

We did flower arranging, where the residents arranged the lovely flowers and displayed them around the home. They also had a really fun time trying flower pressing, which they really enjoyed.

Having flowers in the home really brightens the staff and residents' days.

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