We had a wonderful afternoon tasting cheese! We sampled a mix of 6 different Cheddars and Stiltons, with crackersand chutneys. The pickled onion cheese came in 1st place with 80 points, followed by the Tintern Cheddar in 2nd with 75points and Costal Rugged in 3rd with 71points. The people we care for and staff participated…

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This is Amelia’s dog, Ernie, who will be our new in house therapy dog!Ernie is currently 14 weeks old and has been coming into Castleford since he was 8 weeks old! He is Boston terrier cross pug and is super cute – the residents absolutely love him. It is proven that animal based activities can…

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We are proud that we have been able to, with restrictions, open up to visitors again. I understand how frustrating it can and will be for everyone, only being able to visit one at a time and socially distance, but I hopethat everyone trusts that we are working in everyone’s best interests.It has been fantastic…

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What an amazing afternoon! We had great fun at our Caribbean party enjoying exotic fruits and mocktails. We wanted to create a tropical feel to match the exotic temperatures that we were experiencing in the UK. Our spirits were high and there certainly was a party feeling throughout Castleford. The residents donned their lei garlands…

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Tie dye is the very ‘in style’ this year, so we decided to take this style and make it our own. Mike is very independent, and because of his young age, he’s always missed work. So, we came together and devised a plan to give Mike his own little job making tie dye T-shirts. Mike…

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To boost morale at Castleford, Ben suggested that we throw a socially distanced BBQ for residents and the staff on shift.Ben was BBQ chef for the afternoon and did a fantastic job at cooking our tea. We had an amazing time enjoying the lovely weather and each other’s company. Our residents had been missing their…

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We had lots of FaceTime fun with our family and friends over the last few weeks. With all of us being apart from our loved ones, we had to find a way that residents could still see the people they love. We designed a system that allowed the family members to book time slots every…

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We have been getting creative in our kitchen again, with Barbara making some delicious cookies and Michael and Amelia making some honeycomb. Both went down a treat. The left over honeycomb was then used to put in a lovely homemade ice cream, turning it into our very own Welsh gold ice cream.

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Even with lockdown underway, we decided to carry on with our ‘Wear It Pink’ day. We had lots of fun with raffles, sweepstakes and everyone wearing pink. Between us on shift that day, we managed to raise over £50.

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It was a very strange Mother’s Day this year. Normally, we have countless visitors over Mother’s Day weekend, all wishing their mums and grandmothers a happy Mother’s Day. But sadly due to the lockdown, we were unable to have visitors. However, we saw the arrival of lots of cards, gifts and flowers and we ran…

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