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...


Residents at Ochil recently enjoyed an egg-stravaganza from the local community, who treated the residents to an early ‘Easter bunny’ when they were surprised by the generosity of their local Morrison’s store, who kindly delivered Easter eggs for every resident and staff member, and it meant such

Keeping in Touch

Balclutha Court is helping to tackle any feelings of isolation during this period within their own community.


To the wonderful team at Wimborne on Hayling Island. Working so hard and looking after the residents

Musical Magic

Residents of Springvale Court enjoyed an afternoon of grins with a live music performance that took place at the home.


Thank you to everyone at Tyspane for looking after my Gran. You are doing an amazing job at keeping the residents safe.

Messages of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation, staff at Marple Dale 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. 

Keeping in Touch

Springvale Court is helping to tackle any feelings of isolation during this period within their own community.

Rainbows for Windows

Some of our residents like to get creative with pencils and paints, so we printed off template rainbows for our residents to colour in to display in their windows and around the home.

Spring Sunshine

Residents at Bloomfield recently enjoyed the spring time sunshine in the garden. Whilst practicing safe distancing, refreshments were served while Activities Coordinators at the home supported the residents by playing ball games to improve physicality and well-being.

Baclutha Court

Had a lovely video call this morning. It helps so much to be able to see and talk to dad during these difficult days. Thank you so much. To the staff and management in Balclutha - you are all beyond amazing.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Residents of Threshfield Court have been busy making rainbows, which they have displayed at the entrance of the home. Resident, Alec, was also delighted to read correspondence and art work from some of the home's local schools: Upper Wharfedale School and Grassington and Cracoe Primary School.

Over the Rainbow

Residents of Sherwood Court have been busy making rainbows, which they have displayed on windows throughout the home in recognition of the NHS and all the care key-workers out there. 

Lynde House

Could you please thank the member of your fantastic staff that enabled me to speak to my beloved auntie via skype. My connection dropped out before I could say thank you in person for facilitating the call. That member of staff will never know how much that meant to me and my children.

Musical Magic

Hazel enjoyed playing the piano in our main lounge wearing a protective mask. Despite all that is going on around us, the residents keep their spirits up and keep doing what they enjoy while also bringing pleasure to others (within an ear shot).

Maple Leaf Beach Party

How do you celebrate your 66th wedding anniversary when the world is in lockdown? On Friday 27th March, the dining room was turned into Skegness (or any other beach for that matter) for the day.

A Special Delivery

Residents and colleagues at Sherwood Lodge were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from their local food outlet, Zebra. The boxes were filled with fresh produce of fruit and vegetables for everyone to enjoy during this difficult period.

The Rainbow Tree

Residents and staff came together to create a lovely rainbow tree. We hung inspiring words and quotes to uplift each other and bring some sunshine to our home.

NHS Rainbows

Residents at Henford have been busy making rainbows in support of our NHS staff at this difficult time. They have been displayed in our window for all to see. We even received a lovely email from a neighbour along with a picture of her 3 year old with her rainbow.