We have a planned activity almost every weekday. The home has a separate budget of £10,000 per annum to employ outside agencies to come in for a dedicated activity and as a result, it is unusual to cancel. These activities are varied and professional. Residents decide on the activities they enjoy and who to employ again. Forthcoming events are displayed on the residents’ notice board.
Movement Therapies, regular visits by Sarah Povey.
Reminiscence Therapy, by Sharon Baker her sessions are always well attended.
Garden Club with Tony Lucas who also chairs the residents’ meetings where suggestions such as destinations for mini bus outings and specialised entertainment, are discussed.
Hobbies such as knitting and other indoor activities etc. are all encouraged, and we are open to any other suggestions. Relatives are welcome to join in or help with any of the activities.
Religious Services Reverend Tim Crouch, vicar of the local South Bersted Church, is in regular contact with the home. Should any resident require alternative religious arrangements, we will contact the service to request a visit.
Cost of hobbies’ equipment and materials are usually met by the home but sometimes residents are asked to make small contribution to the staff social fund.