Meet our Activities Coordinator, Babs Spear

Babs was previously the Head of Activities & Physiotherapy here at Tyspane, but now works only as the Physio Assistant.

Her main interests are keeping fit and she spends a lot of her spare time as a fitness instructor, holding various classes around the local community.

In 2016, she was awarded the 'Devon Best Practice Award' for her flexicise class. She owns our three 'paper dogs' – her three Maltese – who deliver papers with her in the morning.

She is band 4 in physio and really tries to make residents' days fun; she very much believes in the 'if you don’t use it, you lose it' mentality, so she always encourages residents to participate, regardless of mobility concerns, because everyone is able to do something! 

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.

Come and join us at our Open Day

Meet our dedicated team on Saturday 6th April, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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Art Therapy

We enjoyed an afternoon of arts and crafts with a cup of tea and home baked cakes. Colouring is a great therapy technique and an opportunity to relax in the conservatory with the afternoon sun!

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Scalextric Evening

The ladies and gentlemen of Tyspane enjoyed a race around the lounge – formula one style! This activity was accompanied by nibbles and refreshments.

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Gardening Club

Tyspane is getting ready for spring with some indoor potting – a perfect opportunity for residents to start planning and building for the summer. A great afternoon was had by all!

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Would you risk it for a chocolate biscuit?

The team at Tyspane took on the challenge of baking biscuits and then decorating them before anyone had the chance to eat them!

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Betty turns 100!

Happy Birthday to Betty who celebrated her 100th birthday, Betty had a birthday party with a big home baked cake, lots of music and food to go around!

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Christmas Pantomime

The staff at Tyspane recently put on a performance of 'Snow White and the Seven Carers'. The script was adapted by Shelley Kaleda, our Home Trainer, who not only wrote and directed the performance, but also provided the costumes, props and backdrop. 

Shelley played the Good Fairy and was lit up like a Christmas tree. David Allen brought the house down with his portrayal of the Wicked Queen. Staff from all departments took part and the residents booed and hissed in all the right places. 

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We have a meeting room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.

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Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home. 

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