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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lynne Hiddleston

I have come to Strachan House as the Head of Activities and bring with me 9 years’ experience within the same field. I am fortunate to work in such an amazing environment with all the facilities that allow our team to offer residents a varied activities programme that enhances their lifestyle and well-being.

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 our home

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Chef of the Year

Congratulations to Dinar Mhatre, who was named as the Chef of the Year at the 2018 Barchester Care Awards.

It’s hard to be outstanding in this field with so many great chefs around, but it’s even harder when you have to tailor your menus to meet residents’ needs. This year, the chefs in this category had to compete in a heated cook-off. Click here to download the video.

Well done, Dinar!

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Centenary Celebrations

Resident, Ann, was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other residents as she received her fourth telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark birthday. An afternoon cream tea party was held at the home and guests enjoyed a special birthday cake made by the home’s chef, Alston Faleiro.

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Employee of the Month - April

Well done to Receptionist, Gale Hunter, who was named as our Employee of the Month for April. 

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Long Service Awards

We recently presented Kitchen Porter, Matt, with a Long Service Award, who has been at Strachan House for 10 years now. Congratulations!

We also presented Gemma with a Long Service Award; she has worked at Strachan House as a Receptionist/Administrator ever since leaving school.

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Easter Cake Competition

Strachan House's Head Chef was delighted to be crowned the winner of Barchester's Easter Cake Competition. His winning entry can be seen above.

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Snowed In!

Students from the local college worked with staff from the home recently to clear snow from the car park and paths. It was a fine example of community involvement.

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Meet & Greet

All are welcome at our weekly Meet & Greet!

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Afternoon Tea Parties

Strachan will be having afternoon tea parties on the last Tuesday of every month, from 2.30pm-4.00pm.

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Coffee Mornings

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and delicious cake.

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