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.

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Life at our home

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10 Years of Service

General Manager, Davina McLoughlin, presented Care Assistant, Angela Hadlington, with her flowers, pin and voucher in recognition of her 10th year at Ottley House.

Angela is a credit to the home and her dedication shows, as she is loved by all staff, residents and visitors.

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Christmas Baking

This is our stunning cake that was made by our Head Chef, Katrina Lynch, which won the Barchester Christmas Cake Competition for the central division.

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Belly Dancers at Ottley

Everyone had a great afternoon watching the ladies dancing along to some lovely, lively music.

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Remembrance Day

We held a two minute silence in honour of those who have fallen in the line of duty and, afterwards, residents enjoyed a talk from a relative, who came in uniform. Later in the afternoon, we all enjoyed a singing performance by local musician, Max Hixon.

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Birthday Treat

Everybody deserves to be spoiled on their birthday. No matter what their dietary requirements are, the kitchen staff at Ottley House will prepare a treat or two for all residents celebrating their birthday.

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Light Display

Residents enjoyed a light display recently here at Ottley House, where soft music was played and our activities staff gave gentle hand and back massages to help them relax.

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