Home Communion at Castleford

The wonderful Nicola Bullivant visited Castleford to provide home communion to meet our residents’ religious and spiritual needs.  Residents had a choice of receiving communion or a blessing, after we sang our choice of hymn: “All things bright and beautiful.”  We ended the service by coming together to read the Lords Prayer. Thank you Nicki…

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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Our new lady, Mo, and Sheila visited the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo in Symonds Yat! With magnifying glasses at the ready and our butterfly species identity cards, we headed into the enclosure. We admired a variety of beautiful butterflies of all different sizes and colours. The butterflies are so tame, they got very close to…

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Pop-up patisserie!

 We opened up our own patisserie and experimented with some puff pastry to create beautiful strawberry and cream puffs! We have never made these before, but we were over the moon with these delicate, indulgent pastries. They went down a treat, with everyone – including the team! With a choice of strawberry and cream or…

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Hot cross buns

To prepare for Easter, we sampled a variety of different hot cross buns. With a whopping six different flavours to choose from our hot cross buns were toasted, buttered, and served hot with an obligatory cup of tea.From savoury to sweet, the flavoured buns left people torn, but the most favoured bun this year was…

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Getting ready for Easter at Castleford

Getting ready for Easter at Castleford House! 🐣 🌷 🍫 What a fab few days the residents and team have had getting ready for Easter! With a wide variety of arts and crafts activities, including Easter bonnet decorating and making decorations for the lounge, doesn’t it look fab?!

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Congratulations to Tom at Castleford

Congratulations to Castleford’s very own Tom Bethell for securing a nursing position on the Acute Respiratory Ward. We have watched you grow into the talented person that you are today, after starting at Castleford at just 16 years of age. We are all so incredibly proud of you, Tom. You’re going to be an amazing…

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Valentines Day

We had a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day! We arranged a special event for everyone to enjoy, with live music from Donna Kennedy, a scone station and lots of bubbly in our romantically themed dining room! Everyone brought their best dance moves and it was beautiful to see people dancing, laughing and singing! We ended…

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Pancake Day

We celebrated pancake day with homemade chocolate and cream pancakes! Our finest chefs came together, with their spatulas ready, to cook some pancakes for everyone to try The pancakes have gone down a ‘sweet treat’ and were devoured by everyone! Sheila said: “well I must that, that was absolutely gorgeous!”

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Noah’s Ark Zoo

Josie and Kath visited Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm! This was a first-time and incredible experience for us all! The ladies experienced a variety of exotic animals, a wheelchair-friendly park, an elephant talk from the head zookeeper and we were even lucky enough to bump into the zoo founder, Christina Bush, who told us the amazing…

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Looking back at an Incredible Year!- Awards and Certificates

On Tuesday, November 28th, Amelia and Fiona attended the graduation ceremony at the Pavilion in Cheltenham, receiving theircertificates for completing the Dementia Link Workers and Leads course, part of the May 2023 cohort.This twelve-week course, held weekly in Cheltenham, focuses on dementia best practices, emphasising innovative approaches tosupporting individuals with dementia. Fiona successfully qualified as…

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