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...

North Park

The care and attention given to my Mother whilst she has been looked after cannot be faulted. Management and staff have been exemplary and I would defy anyone to find fault with any aspect of the service. The Barchester Company should be congratulated and North Park given a special accolade!!

Social Distancing Workout

Here at Woodside, social distancing isn’t stopping us from working out!

Avon Calling

At Woodhorn Park, residents and colleagues were delighted to receive bags of treats from local Avon representative, Kasie, following a community appeal to recognise the hardworking staff at the home. 

Messages of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation, colleagues of Woodhorn Park reached out to the community as part of their extended social network to seek pen-pals of all ages. We reached out to nurseries, schools and members of the community to remain connected during the current coronavirus crisis. 

Rainbows of Hope

Our residents and staff wanted to do something to help feel connected to those outside that may be passing by, so we decided to go ahead and make a rainbow of hope to make people smile.

Smile Board

We had lovely letters sent to us from Mill Lane School, including a lovely poem.

Rainbows and Paintings

We are still crafting here at Ashby House. Across the country many children have been colouring and painting rainbows to spread hope in response to the Coronavirus.

Residents Receive Messages of Kindness

To combat loneliness and isolation colleagues of Meadow Park reached out to the community as part of their extended social network to seek pen-pals of all ages reaching out to nurseries, schools and members of the community to remain connected during this difficult time.


I would like to thank everyone at Hunters - they are all doing an amazing job looking after our beloved family members and my family can’t thank them all enough for all their hard work, dedication, love and care - they are all very special people

Keeping in Touch

Due to the current situation and not being able to have visitors here at Shelburne Lodge, residents have been able to keep in touch with their loved ones Over Skype and by writing letters.

Harton Grange

This is not just a home to many wonderful people but an amazing community supported by committed and caring staff where ‘going the extra mile’ is the absolute norm. Outstanding - indeed it is! Congrats to everyone involved.

Open Arms

In recent months, Tyspane residents and children from Caen School have been taking part in an exciting initiative called the ‘Open Arms Dance and Music Project’ run by the Devon Dance Company. 

Messages of Kindness

The children who usually visit from South Ottenington School have sent letters to our staff and residents to tell them they really being able to visit our home. We photocopied these letters and made a booklet, so all residents cot a copy to read, which they all loved.

Keeping in Touch

Resident, Eileen, experienced her very first video call over Skype to her daughter. As you can see, this lifted her spirits in these difficult times!

Anniversary Celebrations

One of our residents celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary at Mount Tryon despite her husband not being able to visit due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. However, we organised a Skype call with her and her husband so they could celebrate together.

Smiles All Round!

We were delighted to receive some wonderful pictures, poems and letters from our local school and children in the community. There were smiles all round from both residents and staff.

Keep on Moving

Bradshaw Manor residents were very lucky: our local gym hosted a live exercise class via webcam for our residents to join in with! The gym will be doing these session at 9am every morning to start our residents' days off!

Longueville Court

Thanks to all of your amazing staff on Robin ward, Longueville Court for keeping me in touch with my sister via skype and keeping her safe and well