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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Cath Smallman

Hi, I'm Cath, the Activities Coordinator here at Ottley House. My days are spent making sure that the residents in the home have an interesting and active social programme to enjoy each day. Residents individual preferences are considered all the time in a person centred approach and I welcome feedback from families too. 

Activities at Ottley House

At Ottley House, we offer a person-centred activities programme, and aim to match residents' abilities and interests with meaningful activities of the correct degree of challenge that promotes their health and well-being. We also provide visual, tactile, audible and olfactory sensory experiences. There are weekly music/movement therapy sessions, 'Oomph' sessions, and arts & crafts classes to help improve, maintain and refine motor skills. We enjoy regular visits from entertainers, musicians and animal therapists, as well as pub nights, 'food from around the world' days, and minibus outings to places of interest.

Life at our home

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Discovery Centre

Residents had a wonderful time at the local Discovery Centre, and enjoyed seeing the bones of our very own 'Shropshire woolly mammoth'.

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Ottley House Awards

Ottley House hosted an awards night to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all our employees. Residents, relatives and staff have spent the last 3 months casting votes for their winners, who are listed below:

Commitment to Learning – Nina Price-Owen & Gemma Roberts
Behind the Scenes – Milan Nikolov​
Values Award – Adrian Morris
Outstanding Team/Individual – Ann Carter Unit
Unsung Hero – Claire O’Keefe
Resident Safety – Memory Lane community
Lifetime Achievement Award – Kat Lynch
Ottley Award – Sarah Mitchell

After the winners were announced, everyone enjoyed a fabulous buffet and danced the rest of the night away with local singer, Jemima.

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Singing in the Sunshine

Residents enjoyed a singalong in the sunshine recently when entertainer, Christopher Simms, joined us to put on a performance in the garden.

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Pamper Session

'Sheil Salon, based at The Shopping Parade, Bayston Hill in Shrewsbury, kindly volunteered to come in for the afternoon and treated some residents to a relaxing hand massage. 

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Coombe Abbey Park

While at Coombe Abbey Park, we went around the gardens and had a stop at the pond to feed the ducks. At the end of the day, we had a picnic that our kitchen packed and finished off with some ice cream.

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Little Workers

Two Priory School students, Dylan and Lorna, recently spent a week here at Ottley House on work experience placements. They helped our activities team provide lots of entertainment for residents. They even joined residents on a barge trip.

Both students thoroughly enjoyed their experience here and the residents loved spending time with them.

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