Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sally Allen

Sally joined Barchester in 2014, initially as a Care Assistant and then as part of the activities team. Now she has taken on the role of Lead Activities Coordinator, working closely with her team of four.

Sally’s main role is focusing on improving residents' quality of life here. She aims to have something for everyone, ranging from trips out in our minibus to afternoon tea in the garden, and much more.

Sally and her team are currently building strong connections with the local community by interacting with the Royal British Legion, Red2Green (a charitable organisation here in our village) and the local children’s clubs.

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 our home

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Honey Visits Oaklands

Staff and residents were thrilled to meet Honey the Shetland pony when she visited Oaklands.

Honey visited residents in the lounges and their individual rooms. She was totally at ease, and even used the lift to access the first floor rooms!

Honey surely brought the Christmas spirit to Hilton Park and we would like to say a big thank you to Amanda, her owner, for bringing her to visit us, and hope for a return visit in the summer.

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Eyes Down

Students from the local village college came to help our activities team host a bingo session recently. Both residents and students enjoyed interacting with one another and had a really fun morning

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Oaklands Christmas Fair

Residents, families, friends, staff and members of the local community enjoyed looking at the various stalls at our annual Christmas Fair, and trying their luck on the Tombola stalls and Grand Raffle. Everyone commented on what was a very successful afternoon.

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Christmas Choir

Hilton Park and Oaklands enjoyed Christmas Hymns sung by a local choir. This event really got us into the Christmas spirit.

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Finishing off our Christmas Cake

After preparing the base for our Christmas Cakes, we then had to ice and decorate them. Here is one of the residents adding a final layer before icing the cake.

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Christmas Cake Making

One of the exciting traditions of Christmas is making the Christmas cake. The gentlemen at Oaklands really enjoyed this activity. They are looking forward to decorating their cakes nearer to Christmas.

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Events & Activities in January

There's lots of fun activities going on throughout January here at Oaklands.

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