Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sydney Craggs
I joined Springvale in April 2020 and look forward to being part of the team here at the home. I have facilitated activities for over 10 years in various environments and l know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and, as a team, we work together to give residents the best possible experience.
As a team, we are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. As part of my role, I get to know each resident's preferences, so that I can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities.
Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. I have a passion to help people be the best they can be and enjoy every aspect of life, and I look forward to meeting you when you visit our home.
Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at Springvale Court Care Home
VE Day Party
We celebrated Victory in Europe day in style! Our residents and staff were singing and dancing to music, residents were served buffet and drinks and we had the whole home decorated. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed their day, over tea and lunch there was some reminiscing discussion and we chatted about the war. There were tears, laughter and love throughout the home.
Here at Springvale Court the local community have been dropping off various donations to support us during this time. We are thoroughly overwhelmed by the kindness and gratitude and feel like we are part of the community. We have generously been donated garden equipment and tools, seeds and plant pots.
We have also had donations of toiletries, chocolates sweets and biscuits which have definitely put a smile on our residents faces! We thank you all for your kind donations and keeping us within your thoughts! Some of our local children have also been painting shells and rocks for our garden too.
The team at Springvale have been recognised for their incredible hard work, flexibility and commitment during this challenging period for everyone. Every member of staff within Barchester has received a special thank you card and rainbow wristband for their work in being able to continue to put the care of our residents and patients first. #BarchesterTogether
Easter Party Plan
Springvale celebrated Easter with an eggs-tensive range of Easter activities, from an ‘egg-cellent’ egg painting competition, music and games to a visit from a special guest who delivered the home's Easter eggs.
Residents of Springvale Court enjoyed an afternoon of grins with a live music performance that took place at the home. Local vocalist, Michaela Marshall of Musical Memories, performed a selection of classic hits in the home's car park with her special backing group—the staff—to the delight of residents watching from windows!
Residents joined in with the singing, and clapped along as the band performed their finale song. The hospitality team at the home also provided a spread of sweet treats for guests to enjoy during the show.
Our residents had a wonderful day singing along with the wonderful performer and had a good old giggle watching us. We do our best to provide a wide range of activities and entertainment as part of the lifestyle enrichment programme for residents, and this was one of our favourites!
We are now rated 'Good'!
Springvale Court passed a recent Care Quality Commission inspection with an overall 'Good' rating after being praised for a responsive, safe, effective, caring and well-led service.
The CQC inspected the home on the 13th and the 20th January 2020 and the report was released on 19th February and rated the home as 'Good' overall. The report stated that, “People received good care from a kind and considerate staff team.” The report went on to say “staff treated people with respect and encouraged people to be as independent as possible.”
We are delighted that Springvale Court was rated ‘Good’. The team always strive to provide the best possible quality care for everyone who lives at the home.”
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along to our friendly and informal group where we'll have plenty of refreshments available.
Don't Dine Alone
We know that meal times can be lonely for some older people.