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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Paula Williamson

Hi, my name is Paula and I have been working at Newlands since 2001. Over the course of this time, I have worked in all departments, and joined the activities team in 2013. 

My aim is to bring satisfaction to residents and ensure that they enjoy life at Newlands as much as they possible can.

Activities at Newlands

Activities within our home are tailored around the requests of the residents. Our Activities Coordinator holds regular activity meetings with the residents and staff to seek new thoughts and ideas. The home is committed to offering a varied range of activities for all residents from hand and nail care to gardening for those who have green fingers. We carry out reminiscence activities including planned entertainment days utilisng our PoDs, bringing the seaside into the home or a Dance Hall evening. We are proud to be part of the OOMPH Organisation, which offers upper and lower limb exercises to music, we have strong links with the local library offering visual and audio books for residents to enjoy.

We hold strong links with the community, especially schools and local children's sports teams who visit the home to provide entertainment and engagement with residents. We also maintain relationships with the church to ensure that residents spiritual beliefs are met. Externally we have our own mini bus and outings are planned and carried out again tailored to residents preferences, whether it be a shopping, visit to the local pub, tea and coffee afternoons or a scenic day out in the lakes and lovely countryside that surrounds us. However the fun does not just stop at the residents we care for but we also hold family nights for example our Pie and Pea Suppers, and various fayres throughout the year.

Life at our home

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Employee of the Month - June

Well done to Carer, Kelly Beckinsale, who was named as our Employee of the Month for June here at Newlands.

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Newlands Whisperer - Summer Newsletter

We've got a very exciting summer planned here at Newlands, and lots of amazing events have already happened. Please click here to find out more about what we have been upto!

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Royal Wedding Celebrations

We decorated the units with flags and bunting and pictures of Harry and Meghan is recognition of the royal wedding. We had a 3-course meal for lunch, followed by a cheese and cracker afternoon.

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Scarecrow Festival

We took the minibus out to Dean & Ullock to see the locally made scarecrows.

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Bankmill

We enjoyed a day our to Bankmill Nursery & Petting Farm. Everyone had a great time and can't wait to go back.

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Employee of the Month - April

Well done to Lyndsey Tuck, who was named as our Employee of the Month for April. Thank you for being so helpful, Lyndsey!

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