Meet our Activities Coordinators, Ingrid & Sharon
At Westgate House, we have a very dedicated activities team that is led by Ingrid, alongside depicted team member Sharon,
Their role is fundamental to ensuring that residents can live their lives to the fullest at Westgate House. They endeavour to provide a stimulating, creative & varied range of activities & events in the home, which everyone can enjoy, whether they prefer social group engagement or one-to-one interaction.
They enjoy being creative, sharing projects and discussing with residents the kind of activities they'd like to participate in. Both indoor and outdoor activities are offered to cater for all tastes, as well as outings to local places of interest.
Our activities team is committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents, and they like to include and be part of our local community. They try their best to arrange activities that reflect residents' interests and capabilities as best as possible, and they also encourage loved ones to join in as often as they can.
Activities at Westgate House
Our role in the home is fundamental to ensuring that our residents enjoy a fulfilling quality of life. We strive to provide a stimulating, creative & varied range of activities & events in the home, which everyone can enjoy whether they prefer social group engagement or one to one interaction. Residents choice is what we aim to provide to the best of our abilities. We enjoy being creative, sharing projects and discussing with our residents the kind of activities they would like to enjoy. Both indoor and outdoor activities are offered to cater for all tastes as well as regular outings to local places of interest.
Life at Westgate House Care Home
Westgate Wears Pink
Westgate House General Manager, Catherine, and staff wore pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
Words of Support
General Manager, Catherine, and all the staff at Westgate House were thrilled to receive many laminated letters of support during this unprecedented period from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, thanking all the staff for their dedication in caring for everyone living at Barchester Westgate House. The cards are on permanent display in our staff room for all to enjoy. It is great to know that we are appreciated and supported by our local community.
Black History Month
During Black History Month, Westgate House's residents celebrated and discussed aspects of African-American History. We found pictures and stories of African-American people in history that we knew, but also some that we were unaware of such as Frank Bailey Silvertown’s first full time African-American Firefighter in England in 1955, Asquith Camile Xavier the first non-white train guard at Euston station in 1966, Bishop Wilfred Wood the first African-American Bishop in the Church of England in 1985 and Samuel Coleridge Taylor born in 1875, a African-American British composer, who was known for his three cantatas on the epic poem Song of Hiawatha.
We also spoke of cultural recipes and moments in our own residents' history. Enclosed are pictures of Ola who gave us a West African recipe for Egusi soup and our Black History display in our Memory Lane Unit.
A Royal Celebration
We had lots of fun celebrating the Queen's birthday here at Westgate.
We celebrated Carers Week with a delicious buffet to show our appreciation for all their hard work.
Barchester wanted to show their appeciation for all staff who worked so hard during this pandemic, so they sent out thank you cards and wristbands to everyone.