Celebrating life at Barchester

Whilst the world outside is in uncertain times, safe inside our Barchester homes our residents are carrying on with fun activities and we are joining forces with our local communities to share some cheer. Take a look at what we've been up to...

Creations of Inspiration

Christy and Hayley, who love to crochet, came up with an idea of crocheting hearts for all residents and their families. 

Virtual Reality Goggles

The residents at Westergate House enjoyed an interesting and fun afternoon whilst testing out our new Virtual Reality Goggles. Ronald, one of the residents, said that the experience of virtual scuba diving on the Coral Reef and watching all the sea life swim by was simply amazing.

Queens Birthday Celebrations

Corrina Lodge enjoyed a very royal knees up and celebrated the Queens special day with her. Her Royal Highness arrived and brought a smile to everyone’s faces at Corrina Lodge. There were some tasty treats to enjoy at the party, including a particularly delicious Victoria sponge.

Cherry Trees

I cannot thank the manager and her wonderful staff enough for the exceptional care my mum has received throughout especially these past few months.

Paint a Bug for Wimborne

Wimborne invited the children of Hayling Island to paint a bug in celebration of National Children’s Gardening Week.

1066 M-Boutique Shop

Our lovely Home Ambassador, Barbara, with support of Bettina, have opened their very own “1066 M-Boutique” Shop. Residents in the home have created lots of great arts and crafts and donated them to the shop.

Afternoon at the Seaside

Residents at Lochduhar celebrated National Fish and Chip day in the garden, with a seaside theme! The kitchen did a brilliant job at boxing up battered fish, sausages, scampi with chips for the residents to enjoy.

Supporting our local Zoo

Due to recent circumstances - our Zoo’s are financially struggling. After our residents heard this, they were desperate to help. During our residents meeting, our residents decided we were going to adopt an animal!

Postcards for Relatives

As residents embrace new technology and keeping in touch with their loved ones via Skype they also been busying with traditional methods and sharing messages with postcards to send to their family and friends, who doesn’t love to receive a postcard!

Happy 100th Birthday

We celebrated with Joan her 100th birthday, this day was even more special as very recently Joan beat COVID-19. So the day was filled with happiness with skype calls from family in Bristol and Australia singing and wishing her a very happy birthday.

Balclutha Court

Thank you for all you're doing to look after our families during these unsettling times.

A Big Thank You to our Residents

Our residents have been clapping for the Barchester team and all key workers every Thursday for their hard work and dedication.

Keeping In Touch with the Community

St Thomas has been keeping in touch with the community during the lockdown, and have been thrilled to receive cards of kindness and support. We have also received a personalised plaque, after one of the care team joined a community Facebook group.

Smile Board

Our lovely smile board is really cheering us all up. We have received letters, pictures and cards from the local community. They mean so much to our residents and staff. Thank you.

Let there be bears!

The residents of Chester Court have been very lucky to receive lots of lovely mail and gifts from the local community, and were delighted to receive their new friends from the home's local Samaritans branch in the form of Sams Bears.

Messages of Love

Residents at Chester Court, with support from the care team, have found a sweet way to stay in touch with their families and friends during the coronavirus outbreak (despite not being able to have visitors) by writing postcards home to their loved ones.

Ashchurch View

My husband has always been dealt with respect and love - this team is a credit to you as their employers and your biggest asset - please value them.

Crazy Hair Day

The corridors of Cheshire Grange were brightened up with some colourful & crazy hair styles, as staff sported some weird and wonderful bouffants.