Lots of Easter Eggs were around the home and games played throughout the day.  The residents and staff alike enjoyed playing mix and match and bunny ring toss.  All the residents and staff received an Easter egg from the Easter bunny too.  There was also singing and dancing amongst staff and residents, a great weekend was enjoyed by all.


Unfortunately, Charlotte will be leaving us soon to progress her new venture, DB Animal Therapy.  Charlotte first started at Farthings in 2017 and has worked in a variety of roles since then, she will be greatly missed by the Farthings Family.  On 13 April Charlotte treated our wonderful residents to a glimpse of her new venture and brought lots of animals to meet them.  From fluffy rabbits and guineapigs, to scaly snakes and lizards, to leggy millipedes to tortoises, Charlotte brought in a fabulous selection of animals for all of the residents to see and hold.  As you will see from the photographs there were lots and lots of smiles!!


We have enjoyed playing noughts and crosses and mix and match this month!


We continue to facilitate lots of visits with loved ones, it has been lovely to see you all.  It has also been warm enough to have visits in the garden some days!!


Jigsaws continue to be enjoyed amongst our residents, some completed individually and others as a small group.


We had lots of discussions around the sad news of HRH Prince Philip passing away, newspapers were shared and we reminisced about the Royal Family.


At last the sun has come out, many of our residents have enjoyed sitting outside with their sunhats on enjoying the sun and the birds chattering!


We have some staff changes taking place over the coming month, as previously mentioned our wonderful Housekeeper Charlotte will be leaving us to take up her new animal therapy venture, we wish her all the very best and hope to see her again very soon.  We have recruited April into the Housekeeping role, April has over 7 years of commercial cleaning experience and we are looking forward to welcoming her to the team mid-May.

Our lovely Care Assistant Alexis has begun her new venture working within a school, Alexis has remained on our bank and we hope to see her again soon.  Pauline (previously Activities Coordinator) has moved into the Care Assistant role.  We have therefore recruited Emily into the Activities Coordinator role; Emily has several years’ experience of providing support and friendship and is looking forward to getting to know everyone in the coming weeks.

Lisa will also be moving on to a new dream venture, working a farm, she will be missed by all at Farthings, however Lisa has also decided to remain on bank and will hopefully be back soon with wonderful farm stories to tell.

We have welcomed Chayse our lovely Care Assistant back from maternity leave and have also recruited Amie into a Care Assistant role, Amie started with us in early May and has over 8 years’ experience of working in care.