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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Over the last 10 days, residents and staff (and a fair few family members and friends) have watched eggs hatch and the chicks get to grips with their surroundings.

It has been a fascinating time and we are all amazed at how fast the chicks have developed. They have been a very active corner and caused a few bottlenecks, with people stopping to have a little chat with them.

Unfortunately, they have to go to the farm to spread their wings soon, but they have really brought the place to life.

The local primary school visited to draw the chicks and residents loved to see the children awed by them. The drawings were given to residents, who now have them up on their bedroom walls. 

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Employee of the Month - August

Our Employee of the month for August was Care Assistant, Donna Sim.

Staff who nominated here feel that Donna always goes above and beyond in her role. Donna has a young child at home but still picks up numerous shifts to help her colleagues out.

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Summer Fete

We would like ot thank the following companies who donated to our Summer Fete:

Heworth Golf Club Faye MulhollandMagnet Trade, Team ValleyHead Gardener Wrekenton Spice One, South Shields The Dotty House, Low FellThe Nest, Low FellBaybay Nails and Beauty, Low FellGreggs, Low FellCards and Co, Low FellBoots, Team ValleyPallet ArtPretty PartiesAlison Handy for the BuntingAinsleys Plumbing and HeatingIda4 ArtistMutha TuckaQueen Bea afternoon tea

We would also like to thank all the stall holders that came along:

Claire MaleckiLimara MillerNatalie HanleyNatalie HartShirley McConnellTalula Balula

Thank you to everyone who donated to the fete, large or small, and helped us to raise £649.80.

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Bake Off at South Chowdene

South Chowdene held a ‘Bake Off’ during Foundation Week. Families and staff members brought in homemade cakes, which were judged by our local Councillor. The winner was the pick-and-mix chocolate cake and carrot cake - joint first. Both were made by staff members, Michael and Gary; Michael made the carrot cake and Gary made the sweet cake.

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Staff Slumber Party

Staff brought their teddy bears and jammies to a slumber party at South Chowdene. Everyone had a lot of fun and the residents seemed to enjoy the overnight company.

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A Day Out at the Coast

Staff and residents enjoyed a trip to the coast recently. It was good to get out of the home for a while, and the day was made even better with a visit to the funfair.

Upcoming events

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Afternoon Coffee

Join us for some afternoon coffee, which takes place on the last Tuesday of every month at 2:00pm.

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