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...

Dunelm Donation

The Dunelm store in Telford have kindly donated wash bags to staff and residents. It’s lovely that businesses are offering their support, especially as they too have been hit hard by the lockdown. It truly is a challenging time for all. We are humbled by their kindness.

Sports Day

A sports day and BBQ was enjoyed by staff and residents at Challoner, with all social distancing measures in place.

Iddenshall Hall

Clapped for Iddenshall Hall in Tarporley for all you do for my sister and other residents. My sincere thanks. 

Home Celebrates Resident's Return

Scarborough Hall care home has welcomed home a resident, 84 year old Muriel Tipper, 84 years young. Muriel has recently spent a period of time in Scarborough Hospital, whilst in hospital Muriel tested positive to Covid-19.

Jean Kellman Turning 100

Jean Kelman is adjusting to the virtual world so she can video call her family and friends on her big day on Easter Monday (April 13). Jean, who lives at the Manor Care Home, in Bishop's Hull, said: "I feel like the Queen.

Tixover House

Clapping for Tixover House Care Home. How my heart goes out to them as they work tirelessly to keep our loved ones, especially my lovely Mum, safe, healthy and entertained. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Westvale House

Clapped for Westvale House in Warrington who have helped my 94 year old mum survive Covid 19


Clapping for Lochduhar again this week. Such an amazing team of staff who continue to work hard to provide the best care and support to all our residents. So proud of everyone!

Rainbow Arts & Crafts

Here at Hunters, the residents are keeping up their spirits with arts and crafts sessions. The art work will be displayed on our smile board, which is designed to keep everyone cheerful and show all of the positive messages and thoughts that are being sent to Hunters.

Kindness from the Community

We have been overwhelmed with gifts and items being donated to our home; we cannot believe how many people are thinking about us all at this time.

Music Therapy

With the absence of our regular entertainers, Winchester House continues to provide musical therapy to all of our residents as best we can.

It's the little things...

Mount House received a very heartfelt message from Tracey Stevens, Store Manager, and her team at Dunelm in Shrewsbury, who wanted to donate something special to our home.

A Thoughtful Gift

We received the above banner from a local primary school recently. The younger pupils used to visit our residents every Thursday ti share a story, a snack and an activity with them, and all of our residents miss them dearly.

Keeping in Touch

Residents are still keeping in touch with family and friends, and even taking part in activities with them. One resident here at Oxford Beaumont was sent some flowers by her sister, and we then organised a Skype video call so they could chat while she was arranging them.

Latimer Court

Love the way my Mother is being cared for in Woodbury at Latimer Court! Her carers are passionate about their role and include us as much as they can on WhatsApp video calls with Mom. Missing her so much xxx Thank you ladies for all you do keep up the good work!

Ottley House

I would like to thank Ottley House in Shrewsbury for the fantastic care (as ever) extended to my sister. As a resident she was admitted to hospital and on her return was cared for in isolation for 14 days.

Pen Pals

Residents of Prestbury Beaumont have reached out to the community as part of their extended social network to seek pen-pals of all ages to remain connected during the current coronavirus crisis. The home has been delighted with the responses, and have been busy replying!

Sharing Artwork

The residents of Fairview have been very lucky to receive lots of lovely mail from children from around the community.