Today we have been very fortunate and the majority of people living at Castleford House received their second dose of the COVID vaccine this afternoon. Similar to the first dose, we did not get a lot of warning that this would happen (approximately five hours) but we have been prepared for this monumental event for…

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Today we welcomed back Paula Francis to help transform some of our ladies and gents! We have had a day full of pampering! With cuts, sets and blowdries, which the everyone thoroughly enjoyed! When their ‘new do’ was complete, we passed them the mirror so they could admire their new look – we had some…

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Today we have watched the Grand National races! We have followed the Aintree races on television and the Chepstow races online! We have created some ‘Milkwood Money’ for people to place their bets. Two of the ladies won on the 2nd race and Megan won on the 3rd race.We have, of course, watched the races…

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We are extremely grateful for the beautiful weather we have had recently and have throughly enjoyed the benefits of Spring, with some sunny afternoons and lighter evenings! So, this week, we have focussed on what our favourite thing about spring is. We have created some spring bunting to display in the home where we have…

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We like to say a massive thank you to Anita Phillips for buying tickets for the home for the Bradford Buses raffle, where the prize was some beautiful train planters!We were lucky enough to win the raffle and have the ‘Aneurin Bevan’ train for a main feature in our garden! People went outside to see…

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Happy Easter everyone – we hope you’ve had as good a day as us! We have started our celebrations with an Easter-themed buffet. This included a Mini Egg cheesecake that we made ourselves, an Easter bunny fruit platter and lots of other delicious food. This afternoon we had an Easter egg hunt in the garden…

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On Monday 15th March, for the first time in a long time, we had the pleasure of a COVID-safe Environmental Health inspection in our kitchen. Rob and the team haveworked so incredibly well to ensure that hygiene and infection control standards have remained high in the kitchen and have been rewarded by retaining their fivestar…

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Today we have tried something different and created some nature-inspired Easter eggs!We have been out into our wonderful grounds and hand-picked some leaves and flowers to use on our egg templates, to create a look inspired by nature.This has been a great chance to express creativity and encourage people participating to design their own egg.…

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Today, following Easter tradition, we have created some beautiful Easter bonnets.We have used a variety of Easter-themed decorations and used glue guns to attach them to our bonnets. The residents have expressed their creativity and designed their own hats with a little bit of help! One of the residents told us: “I feel like the…

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Today we have done something different and tried a Greek dish! We had chicken gyros served in pittas with tzatziki.We decided on Greek food as we discussed going on holiday yesterday and one resident said “I would love to be in the Greek sun”. We couldn’t bring the sun to Castleford, but we could bring…

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