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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Paula McVeigh

Prior to taking over as the Activities Organiser at Vecta House, I was a Care Assistant working for a year in this role.  I have great pride in my new role and take on the occupational and leisure activities needs of all our residents, with the help of our dedicated team.

Our main aim is to put smiles on residents faces.  We have a selection of activities that take place daily.  We have fun filled afternoons with singing and dancing and we also have our relaxation afternoons for those who prefer something quieter, even if it is a chat and a cup of tea and a little one to one time.

We have regular mini bus trips out as the Isle of Wight offers an amazing array of opportunities to enjoy the landscapes, seascapes and beaches.  Our favourite trips out are to the garden centres and beaches or, even a drive round the countryside on a rainy day offers relaxation and stimulation to many of our residents. 

We have lovely gardens at Vecta House where you can just sit and relax or wander from garden to garden.  We have many activities associated with the gardens and this enables many to enjoy outside life.  Gardening is a favourite as this enables residents to get their hands dirty and enjoy the regular care and watering of the flowers and plants.

My challenge never stops and there is always some one new to meet who has a unique life history with many stories to tell.  This gives us a unique opportunity to give the residents the most fulfilling ways to enjoy their days.

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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Pony Visit

We were recently visited by some ponies and staff and residents really took a shine to them.

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Our Sensory Garden

This is Vecta House's new sensory garden, which was designed by Matt Mitchell. It will be enjoyed plenty by residents and loved ones.

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Summer Garden Party

At Vecta House, we held our annual Summer Garden Party on Friday 21st July, where family and friends came together to enjoy entertainment in the sunshine. We enjoyed entertainment from Crackers the clown, Unity Stompers (jazz band), illusionist, Aaron Isted, Isle of Wight Candy Carts and homemade pizza by Vaughan Collins. It was a great afternoon and we managed to raise £223.00. 

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Painting the New Shed

A couple of gentlemen at Vecta House have enjoyed painting our new garden shed with our Maintenance Manager, Matt Mitchell.

Upcoming events

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Coffee Mornings

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a catch up amongst friends over a hot drink and a biscuit or two.

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